Yuval Noah Harari Jerusalem, Israel

  • Expert on world history and macro-historical processes
  • International best-selling author, "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" (2014)
  • Professor at the Department of History of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2008-present)

Video

Talks@Google: Techno-Religions and Silicon Prophets (2015)
Talks@Google: Techno-Religions and Silicon Prophets (2015)
TEDxJaffa: Bananas in heaven (2014)
TEDxJaffa: Bananas in heaven (2014)
RSA Replay: A Brief History of Humankind (2014)
RSA Replay: A Brief History of Humankind (2014)

Biography

Yuval Noah Harari is a historian, philosopher, and the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. His books have sold over 23 Million copies worldwide.

He is interested in tackling the biggest questions of history and of the modern world: What is the relation between history and biology? What is the essential difference between Homo Sapiens and other animals? Is there justice in history? Does history have a direction? Did people become happier as history unfolded?

Yuval is a lecturer at the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also teaches a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) titled “A Brief History of Humankind”. More than 100,000 students worldwide have participated in the course since 2013.

In his international best-seller “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” , he surveys the entire length of human history, from the evolution of Homo sapiens in the Stone Age up to the political and technological revolutions of the twenty-first century. It has been translated in over 30 languages worldwide.

Yuval twice won the Polonsky Prize for Creativity and Originality, in 2009 and 2012. In 2011 he won the Society for Military History’s Moncado Award for outstanding articles in military history. In 2012 he was elected to the Young Israeli Academy of Sciences.

 

Read More

Check Speaker Availability

Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch within 24 hours

    View our related Speakers

    Joel Salatin Speaker
    Exclusive
    Joel Salatin
    Sustainability & Food Policy Expert
    Jane Green Speaker
    Exclusive
    Jane Green
    New York Times Best-Selling Author and TV and Radio Contributor
    Lucy Hawking Speaker
    Exclusive
    Lucy Hawking
    Influential Populariser of Science
    Elin Hilderbrand Speaker
    Exclusive
    Elin Hilderbrand
    NY Times Best-Selling Author & Cancer Survivor
    Kirby Ferguson Speaker
    Exclusive
    Kirby Ferguson
    Viral Film Producer
    David Lough Speaker
    Exclusive
    David Lough
    Author
    Jeff Benedict Speaker
    Exclusive
    Jeff Benedict
    Best-Selling Author & Special Features Writer, Sports Illustrated
    Jimmy Chamberlin Speaker
    Exclusive
    Jimmy Chamberlin
    Legendary musician and tech entrepreneur
    Francis Wolff Speaker
    Exclusive
    Francis Wolff
    French Philosopher and Author

    We use cookies

    We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our website, to show you personalized content and targeted ads, to analyze our website traffic, and to understand where our visitors are coming from. By browsing our website, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.

    Accept Cookies