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Conference 2012 notes: Session 1

This set features notes from the following presentations to session 1 (From power to hubris) of our conference ‘The Intoxication of power: From neurosciences to hubris in healthcare and public life’.

The conference was held in association with the Psychiatry Section of the Royal Society of Medicine in London on 9 October 2012.

Topics covered in this session included:

  • Political power and psychopathology – Professor Nassir Ghaemi, Director Mood Disorders Programme and Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University, USA
  • How power corrupts – Dr Ricardo Blaug, Director, Centre for the Study of Democracy and Reader in Democracy and Political Theory, University of Westminster
  • Puppetmasters or umpires? The perils of modern bank regulation – Ms Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor and Assistant Editor, The Financial Times
  • Discussion of Session 1

Download the notes here: Summary-of-session-1



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