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Why We Disagree

Join us on February 6, 2020, for a timely discussion about how we can leverage economics and psychology to examine why people disagree.

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Why is there so much disagreement in the world? Is all of it due to irrationality? Or is it possible for rational people to disagree—even after people have laid out the reasons for their beliefs?

We will discuss these and other important questions at the next Meeting of the Minds event, Why We Disagree. Our speakers are professor Emir Kamenica and visiting professor Pamela Paresky, PhD ’05 (Human Development and Psychology). The conversation will be moderated by Marion Brooks. 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ginger Schultheis is unable to participate. Pamela Paresky will be joining the conversation in her place.

The event is the third in a new discussion series cohosted by Chicago Booth and the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago.

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.

February 6, 2020
5:30–8 p.m.

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

5:30 – Reception
6:30 – Program

General and Alumni: $30
Student Rate: $20

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Featured Speakers


Emir Kamenica

Emir KamenicaEmir Kamenica is the Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and a Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow at Chicago Booth. He studies an eclectic set of topics in microeconomics with a focus on theoretical work on the design of informational environments.

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Pamela Paresky 

Pamela PareskyPamela Paresky, PhD ’05 (Human Development and Psychology), is director of the Aspen Center for Human Development, Senior Scholar in Human Development and Psychology at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and a writer for Psychology Today. This spring, she will teach Habits of a Free Mind: Psychology for Democracy as a visiting professor at the University of Chicago. Learn more »

Event Moderator


Marion Brooks

Brooks MarionMarion Brooks is an award-winning anchor and reporter at NBC5 Chicago.

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