Special Harvard Club Faculty Speaker Event:

Professor Daniel Lieberman Speaks on

“How and why exercise is weird but can help keep us young and healthy”

Daniel Lieberman


Please join fellow alumni of the Harvard Clubs of Northern New England for a talk by

Daniel Lieberman, the Edwin M. Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences at Harvard University



When:    Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 6:00–7:00 pm


Where:    We will meet via Zoom, the web-conferencing app you may already be familiar with.


Register:    For security reasons, this will be a closed meeting for invitees only.  Please register by Friday, November 26.  We will send you the Zoom link on the day of the event.


RSVP:    Please RSVP by clicking here.  Space is limited, so register soon!

This is open to all members of the Harvard Club in Maine.  If you aren't already a member, please Join us


Questions:   For questions about the event, please email harvardclubinmaine@gmail.com.

For questions about Club membership, payments, or our club website please email Rajiv Shankar.


Our Speaker:    Daniel Lieberman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, and the Edwin M. Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences at Harvard University. He is also a member of Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. He was educated at Harvard (AB ’86 Summa cum Laude, PhD ’93) and Cambridge (M.Phil. ’97). His research is on how and why the human body is the way it is, and the relevance of human evolution to contemporary health. Major research foci include the evolution of long distance walking and running abilities, the effects of shoes on locomotor biomechanics and injury, and the evolution of the highly unusual human head. To address these questions, he combines experimental biomechanics and physiology, paleontology, and comparative anatomy. He has ongoing fieldwork projects in Kenya and Mexico. At Harvard, he teaches a variety of courses on human evolution, anatomy, and physiology. In addition to many articles, he has published several books including Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding (Random House, 2021), The Evolution of the Human Head (Harvard University Press, 2011), and The Story of the Human Body (Pantheon, 2013).  He is an avid runner.


Our Collaboration & Breakout Discussion Sessions: This event is a collaboration of all of the Harvard Clubs of Northern New England: The Harvard Club in Maine, The Harvard Club of New Hampshire, The Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Vermont, The Harvard Club of the North Shore, the Harvard Club of the Merrimack Valley, and the Harvard Club in Concord.


Questions for Our Speaker: After Professor Lieberman’s talk, please submit questions on Zoom chat.


We hope to see you there!