WHY HAWKS Win: War, Peace, and Persuasion

The New School for Social Research's 2013 Hans Maeder Lecture
April 4, 2013 at The New School
Broadcast live online at new.livestream.com/TheNewSchool/daniel-kahneman

Daniel Kahneman

NEW YORK, March 20, 2013- The New School for Social Research presents the 2013 Hans Maeder Lecture, "Why Hawks Win," by Daniel Kahneman, a founding partner of The Greatest Good consulting firm, and Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and Professor of Public Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University. The lecture will take place on Thursday, April 4th, from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. in The New School's Tishman Auditorium (66 West 12th Street).

Kahneman will discuss the fault in familiar arguments that favor hawks over doves in the realms of public and foreign policy. Review of these cognitive biases in recent years reveals a surprising conclusion: it is the hawk's skill in persuasion rather than prudence that allows them to win many more arguments then perhaps they should.

A wide-ranging scholar whose thinking inspired the design for behavior economics and hedonic psychology, Kahneman won the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on prospect theory. Despite being a research psychologist, Kahneman is an influential figure in both economic and public policy. In academia, he has been instrumental in establishing theories of psychology, including judgment and decision making, into the curriculums of such prestigious institutions as the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Kennedy School at Harvard University. Kahneman’s recent book Thinking, Fast and Slow is an international best-seller.

Admission to Why Hawks Win is free, but RSVP are required at newschoolkahneman.eventbrite.com. The event will also be streamed live online at http://new.livestream.com/TheNewSchool/daniel-kahneman.

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