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Power, Gender and Hubris conference – this Tuesday! Book now

Are success and arrogance risks to leadership? Do women and men react differently when they’re in positions of power? These topical issues will be explored in depth at the Power, Gender and Hubris conference to be held on 9 May 2017 (this Tuesday) at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. Booking is strong, but some places are still available. We urge you to book now at Conference 2017.

The event is being organised by the Psychiatry Section of The Royal Society of Medicine in association with the Medical Women Federation and the Daedalus Trust.

Included in an impressive list of speakers is Douglas Cairns, Professor of Classics, University of Edinburgh. Prof. Cairns will be lecturing on ‘hubris in classical myth and morality’ while Rebecca Stephens OBE, the first British woman to climb Everest, will analyse the decision-making skills needed to survive and achieve one’s goals however extreme.

Professor Trevor Robbins, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, Cambridge University, will offer a unique lecture on the differences between men and women from a neuroscience perspective.

Professor Kelan’s lecture on micro-hubris will appeal to many keen to find out about everyday acts of hubris in the workplace.

Other notable speakers include Sir Anthony Seldon, Master of Wellington College and Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham (‘What is power?’) and Dr Farrah Jarral, BBC4 Presenter ‘From Savage to Self’ (‘Hubris, power and gender: An anthropological perspective’).

A printable PDF of the aims, objectives and programme for the day here: hubris-vii-final-30-11-16 and of course you can book now at Conference 2017.

The programme aims to:

  • Outline the historical existence of hubris through classical myth and morality
  • Define hubris in terms of power as described by a great biographer of political leaders
  • Look at decision-making in extreme circumstances with focus on Everest climbing and what can go wrong
  • Understand the neurobiology of decision making and gender influences
  • Discuss hubris and politics in relation to contemporary events.

The programme will end with a panel of experts discussing ‘The exercise of power: does gender matter?’ and a summary of the day delivered by Lord David Owen.

Book now at Conference 2017.

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  1. John Gerard Ingram Clarke says:

    Regret I could not afford to travel from South Africa to participate in the conference. The South African political situation provides fertile grounds for the further study and understanding of Hubris Syndrome.
    I wish every success for the very important process, and look forward to reading the insights and lessons learned.