Part of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Symposium 2021.
How does the ‘emotional amoral egoism’ of man shape the global system?
Is morality innate or alterable? Are emotions and rational decisions intertwined? How critical is the balance between human nature and human dignity? Human nature is at the centre of political theory and public policy, but our notions of what that precisely means are often oversimplified and subjective, lacking scientific rigour. Significant advances in neuroscience, brain-imaging and neurochemistry are helping to clarify what shapes our actions and emotions, at an individual level and collectively.
- 09:00-09:30: Introduction and Overview: Neurophilosophy, Governance and Global Security
- Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan
- 09:30:10:00: Keynote address: Neuroethics and Neurophilosophy
- 10:30-11:00: Neuroscience of Morality
- 11:00-11:30: Neuroscience of Torture
- 14:00-14:30: Neuroscience of Diplomacy
- 14:30-15:00: Neuroscience of Identity and Culture
- 15:00-15:30: Neuroscience of Emotions
- 16:00-16:30: Neuroscience of Conflict
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is designed for officials from governments and international organisations, as well as members of the security and defence policy planning and the intelligence communities. This course is also relevant to representatives from the private sector and nongovernmental organisations, journalists, and anyone with a professional interest in understanding future international security challenges.
The GCSP reserves the right to modify the programme dates, location and fee at any time.
Special discount for GCSP Alumni. Connect to MyGCSP for details.