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Conway Hall Ethical Society presents:

Ethical Matters:
How To Disagree

15th January 2023 · 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Doors open: 2:30pm

Brockway Room | Virtual event

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Ethical Matters: How To Disagree

Insight and empathy spring from the clash of different perspectives. In a world where it’s easier than ever for people to share their opinions, we should be reaping the benefits of diverse views. Instead, we too often find ourselves mired in hostility or – worse – avoiding disagreement altogether.

Ian Leslie draws on essential lessons on how to disagree well from world-class experts: interrogators, hostage negotiators, divorce mediators, diplomats, and addiction counsellors. He tells inspiring stories of productive disagreements, from the invention of the aeroplane to the success of The Rolling Stones and combines them with fascinating insights from the science of human communication.

Ian Leslie writes about psychology, culture, technology and business for the New Statesman, the Economist, the Guardian and the Financial Times. He co-hosted the podcast series Polarised, on the way we do politics today, and created and presented the BBC radio comedy series Before They Were Famous. He advises CEOs and CMOs on communication and workplace culture.

His book How to Disagree: Lessons on Productive Conflict at Work and Home will be available on the day.

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Further Info

This event will be held with an in-person audience at Conway Hall and online via livestream. Everyone wishing to join this event must register for a ticket in advance.

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