The Alabama Humanities Foundation welcomes scientist and writer E.O. Wilson as the keynote speaker for its 2012 Annual Luncheon on September 10, 2012.
A native of Alabama, Wilson is University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard.
His more than 100 awards in science and letters include the National Medal of Science, two Pulitzer Prizes for Nonfiction (for On Human Nature and, with Bert Hölldobler, The Ants), the Crafoord Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science (given by the Academy in fields of science it does not cover by the Nobel Prize) and the Audubon Medal of the Audubon Society.
He also received both of the teaching prizes voted by the students of Harvard College. In 1995 he was named one of the 25 most influential Americans by Time magazine, and in 2000 one of the century’s 100 leading environmentalists by both Time and Audubon magazine. In 2005 Foreign Policy named him one of the world’s 100 leading intellectuals.