Responsible Leadership Seminar: Eyal Winter | University of Oxford

Responsible Leadership Seminar: Eyal Winter

Professor Eyal Winter
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17:30 - 18:30
Saïd Business School
Park End Street
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Lectures and seminars
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Booking required

Saïd Business School is delighted to welcome Eyal Winter as part of the Responsible Leadership Series.

"Feeling Smart: Why Our Emotions are More Rational than We think" is the title of Eyal's book for general readers that appeared in January with Perseus Books Group and in German by Dumont in March. The book deals with the relationship between our emotional being and our rational one, and the implications of this relationship to a variety of research issues in economics and the social sciences. The lecture will demonstrate this relationship in the context of altruism and empathy, discuss the role of emotions in generating commitment in strategic situations, and the role of altruism in promoting self‐interest and material utility. It will also mention recent research findings on the "love hormone" Oxytocin, and in particular the implications for economic and social interactions.

The seminar will take place at Saïd Business School on 3 December 2015. Please arrive at the School from 5pm for a prompt 5.30pm start.