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How to Transcend Fear (and how Fear is used)

  • Mar 5, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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How can one resist fear? The natural temptation of politicians is to use, even to manipulate fear for their own ends. Is there a responsible pedagogy of universal applicability that can at the same time contain fear, while protecting societies? Education is definitely fundamental, but what else is needed?  

The Triumph of Fear Lecture Series

For fear is everywhere today. There is the fear of civil wars in the Arab world, the fear of civil unrest in Europe, the fear of war (in the most classical sense of the terms) in Asia. And this is not to mention the fear of climate changes, the fear of pollution of the planet, the fear of epidemics, the fear of cyber war….

How can we sublimate our fears, transcend them or at least canalize them?

Is this triumph of fear the result of globalization and therefore new? Or have there been, even partial, historical precedents?

How can one find the right balance between the need for Western societies to remain what they are, or at least should be, i.e. open and tolerant, respectful of the differences of the other, and the need to answer the call for greater protection against the multifaceted reality of threats imagined or real?

This series of five lectures will explore national as well as international dimensions of fear, combining political economic as well as psychological perspectives within a more global historical context.

Register HERE to attend, please! It's FREE : )

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Speaker: Professor Dominique Moisi

Professor Dominique Moisi is a founder and senior advisor at the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI), a professor at Institute d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), and has been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Economy, King’s College London from 2012. He is also a regular contributor to BBC News, France 24, Foreign Affairs, Project Syndicate and the Financial Times. Professor Moisi’s highly acclaimed book, ‘The Geopolitics of Emotion: How Cultures of Fear, Humiliation and Hope are Reshaping the World’ was published in 2009.

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  • Yoana D.

    I life Moisi but this was all to hand waivey!

    March 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      his hair was very wavey too :-)

      March 6, 2014

  • Tiziana

    So good seeing so many of us interested in the topic.
    Good delivery, quite a few of us had something to say afterwards: the debate started as soon as we left the theatre, continued en route to The George and flourished around the tables. Everyone too taken by the discussion to remember to take pictures.

    1 · March 6, 2014

  • Yasmin

    I didn't see the group afterwards, but I enjoyed the talk. Catch you next time.

    March 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great speaker and great lecture choice. Thank you Tiziana

    1 · March 5, 2014

  • Tiziana

    I am at the 6th floor, in front of the lifts

    March 5, 2014

  • Yasmin

    I have a ticket and will be going to this anyway. Maybe I'll say hello if I can recognise the group even if I do not make the list.

    2 · March 4, 2014

    • Tiziana

      Hi Yasmin - look out for the group (and MeetUp sign) when coming out, at the end of the lecture! : )

      March 5, 2014

  • Yoana D.

    That was good but to much Austrian not enough Eurozone!

    February 19, 2014

    • Yoana D.

      That was for the wrong meet up... sigh

      February 19, 2014

    • Tiziana

      heheehe! : D

      1 · February 21, 2014

  • Brian

    Now have a work trip to Belfast that week. Just cancelled my ticket. Enjoy the talk.

    February 19, 2014

  • Tiziana

    Louisa, Khorram and Lily: I have spare tickets to let you in. Please turn up by 5.45 at the entrance, so we'll get in all together : )

    February 17, 2014

    • Lily

      Thank you Tiziana, though I already managed to get a ticket, so you can give mine to someone else.

      1 · February 17, 2014

    • Tiziana

      given you have a ticket, I'll add you to the 'Attending'

      February 18, 2014

  • louisa

    ok Tiziana Thanks

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • Brian

    Have registered.

    February 17, 2014

  • Yoana D.

    Got ticket

    February 16, 2014

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