Join us for this event with Nichola Raihani who will be talking about her new book, The Social Instinct.
Exploring evolution, animal behaviour and human psychology, The Social Instinct reveals how and why cooperation has shaped and defined humankind - and what happens when it goes wrong. This is the first book by Professor Raihani, drawing on decades of research in the field. Written at a time of global pandemic, when the challenges and importance of cooperation have never been greater, The Social Instinct is a journey through all life on Earth, with insights into what makes us human and how our societies work.
You can order the book, The Social Instinct, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney.
Meet our speaker and chair
Nichola Raihani (@nicholaraihani) is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor in Evolution and Behaviour at UCL. Her group's research focuses on the evolution of social behaviour in humans and non-human species. She has been widely published in scientific journals, won the 2018 Philip Leverhulme Prize in Psychology for her research achievements, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in 2018. She has also worked in the BBC Science Development Team.
Stephan Chambers is the inaugural director of the Marshall Institute at LSE. He is also Professor in Practice at the Department of Management at LSE and Course Director for the new Executive Masters in Social Business and Entrepreneurship.
More about this event
The Marshall Institute (@LSEMarshall) works to improve the impact and effectiveness of private action for public benefit through research, teaching and convening.
This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series imagining what the world could look like after the crisis, and how we get there.
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Podcast & Video
A podcast of this event is available to download from The Social Instinct.
A video of this event is available to watch at The Social Instinct.
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