Danish psychologist and media sensation Svend Brinkmann argues that too much self-help has atomized society and made us ill.
We are living in an age of anger: from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media. Pankaj Mishra discusses how and why we got to this point.
We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process. Neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Levitin visited the RSA to help us sort the wheat from the digital chaff.
Alex Evans visited the RSA to contend that in this time of global crisis and transition – mass migration, inequality, resource scarcity and climate change – it is only by finding new myths that we will navigate our way to a better future.
Historian and author of The Silk Roads Peter Frankopan; academic and cultural critic Sarah Churchwell and political scientist Matthew Goodwin reflect on what has been a turbulent year in national and international political, social and cultural events.
What separates effective communicators from truly successful persuaders? Robert Cialdini, the world’s foremost expert on influence reveals the results of three decades of research.
Our expert panel considers what a Trump presidency says about, and means for America and the world in the days, months and years to come.
Freedom is at the heart of our political and economic system. It is foundational to our sense of justice, our way of life, our conception of what it is to be human. But are we free in the way that we think we are? Raoul Martinez reflects on one of the most urgent questions of our time.
Mark Greif explores the philosophical and political arguments laid out in his essay ‘The Meaning of Life, Part II’, which touches on thoughts on a universal citizen’s income, poverty, property and ‘morally relevant inequality’.
Bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Yuval Noah Harari provides a vision of the challenges and opportunities that will face humankind.
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