Science + Society 2017

An exclusive invitation-only event

A thought-provoking evening investigating the important role science plays in our daily lives

This special evening examines the lasting legacy of Genghis Khan, starting with a panel discussion featuring:

  • Don Lessem, curator of Genghis Khan
  • Jay Bryson, Managing Director and Global Economist, Wells Fargo Securities
  • Dr. Lawrence Mays, Chair of Bioinformatics and Genomics, UNC Charlotte
  • Paula Broadwell, Director, Think Broader Foundation; former U.S. Army intelligence and counter-terrorism officer

A reception and exhibition viewing will follow the panel discussion.

Ever wonder if the legend is true?
While Genghis Khan was a ruthless warrior, he was also a savvy statesman who developed written language and a sophisticated society with fair taxation, stable government, appreciation of the arts, religious freedom and open trade along the Silk Road. He promoted a culture of innovation enabling him to unite warring tribes and achieve dominance over his enemies.

Geneticists estimate that 16 million men alive today are genetic descendants of Genghis Khan, making him one of the most prolific patriarchs in history.

Learn more about the man and his myth in an exhibition featuring the largest collection ever assembled of the treasures of Genghis Khan.

Please use 6th St or Level 3 entrance.
Complimentary parking will be provided in the Discovery Place Science Parking Deck.
Genghis Khan is presented to the community by Wells Fargo.

For more information, please call:

704.372.6261 x352
  • Adults
  • April 19
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Private Event - Invitation Only