Social Diseases: Are they all Curable? (1 CME Point)

Event Dates:

3:00 pm Wednesday 20th Mar 2024

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Speaker

Professor Eyal Winter

Eyal Winter is the Silverzweig Professor of Economics at the Hebrew University and the Andrews and Elizabeth Brunner Professor of Economics at Lancaster University, specializing in Behavioral Economics, Decision-Making and Game Theory. He was awarded the Humboldt Prize for excellence in research by the German government in 2011. He is an elected council member of the International Game Theory Society, and an elected fellow of the Economic Theory Society. He held senior positions at Washington University, University of Manchester and the European University Institute, and was invited to present his research works at more than 160 universities in 32 countries. His book “Feeling Smart: Why our Emotions are More Rational than We Think” appeared in nine languages, and was endorsed by seven Nobel laureates. Winter published in leading journals in Economics and Social Sciences including Econometrica, AER, ReStud, APSR, JET, Management Science, Psy Science. His press essays appeared in Time Magazine, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Guardian, Independent, i-news, Sun, Jewish Chronicle and more. He has advised governments, corporations and NGOs on behavioral economics, game theory and decision-making.

AGENDA

We will discuss the causes and prevalence of the two leading social disease violence and poverty and explain why it is hard to deal with them.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

1. Why are social diseases similar to human diseases?
2. What causes the prevalence of the two leading social disease violence and poverty and explain why it is hard to deal with them.
3. Why is it much harder to cure social diseases than human ones?

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