Brian Hare is the author of the New York Times Bestseller 'The Genius of Dogs'. He is the Director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center and a professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University.
Brian received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, and has published dozens of empirical articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Science, Current Biology, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. His publications on dog cognition are among the most heavily cited papers on dog behavior and intelligence.
Brian's research consistently received national and international media coverage over the last decade and has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, LA Times, the Economist, Discover Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Science Magazine (News) and Time Magazine. He has been a frequent guest on radio programs including NPR (All Things Considered, Science Friday, and Radio-Lab) and BBC Radio. He has also been featured in multiple documentaries from production companies such as NOVA (U.S.), National Geographic (U.S.), BBC (U.K.), RTL (Germany), SBS (Korea) and Globo- TV (Brazil).
In 2004 The German Federal Ministry of Research and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation named him a recipient of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, Germany’s most prestigious award for scientists under the age of 40. In 2007 Smithsonian Magazine named him one of the top 37 U.S. scientists under the age of 36.