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Across Campus: A Philosopher and a Business Professor Discuss Personal Growth

October 15, 2019

The second A Meeting of the Minds: Business and the Human discussion will be held on October 15. Across Campus: A Philosopher and a Business Professor Discuss Personal Growth will feature Ayelet Fishbach, the Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing at Chicago Booth, and Agnes Callard, Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Chicago.

The conversation will be moderated by New York Times columnist and best-selling author, David Brooks, AB ’83.

We invite you to join us in sharpening our capacity for analytical thinking, creativity, and innovation, and in exploring new insights that can fuel the development of business, as well as for the many areas of human endeavor with which it intersects.

When: 
October 15, 2019 
5:30–8 p.m.

Where: 
Gleacher Center, Room 621
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business 
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr. 
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Program: 
5:30 – Reception
6:30 – Program

Cost:
$30

About A Meeting of the Minds: Business and the Human:

What is the relationship between the business world’s calculations of value and profit and the humanistic concerns of the markets and societies within which they necessarily operate? How do business and the human interact, shape each other, place limitations, and open possibilities?

In the series of discussions entitled A Meeting of the Minds: Business and the Human, the University of Chicago brings together faculty from Chicago Booth and from the humanities and related fields such as politics, law, and psychology, to explore how commonalities and differences in these separate spheres can lead us to a richer grasp of the economic human being.

The University of Chicago discussions on A Meeting of the Minds: Business and the Human are sponsored by Booth and the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge. 

Featured Speakers

Ayelet Fishbach

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Ayelet Fishbach is the Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioral Science and Marketing at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She studies social psychology, management, and consumer behavior. She is an expert on motivation and decision-making and has presented her research all over the world. Learn more »

Agnes Callard

Agnes Callard

Agnes Callard is an Associate Professor in Philosophy. She received her BA from the University of Chicago in 1997 and her PhD from Berkeley in 2008. Her primary areas of specialization are ancient philosophy and ethics. Learn more »

 

Event Moderator

David Brooks

David Brooks, AB ’83, is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, as well as an executive director at the Aspen Institute. He is currently a commentator on The PBS Newshour, NPR’s All Things Considered, and NBC’s Meet the Press.

Brooks’s most recent book, The Second Mountain, was released in 2019. He is also the author of The Road to Character, Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, and The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement. 

Brooks is on the faculty of Yale University, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.