Getting to the heart of
the human condition

Carlos Velez-Ibanez desires to know two things: 1) How are people able to excel when they shouldn’t be able to? and 2) How are people able to survive when they shouldn’t be able to?

They’re questions that carry a lot of weight and whose answers he asserts have “enormous implications” for understanding and appreciating humanity, with all its mysteries and nuances.

Dr. Carlos Velez-Ibanez was named a corresponding member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. He is recognized for dedicating his career to understanding and illuminating the human condition, namely how people excel and survive. Velez-Ibanez is the first American anthropologist to receive this honor.