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Gordon Brown to Lead Conversation at NYU on Globalization, Morality, and Int'l Cooperation

September 14, 2011


Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will lead a discussion at NYU on “How the Moral Mind Helps and Hinders Large-Scale Cooperation,” the second lecture in NYU Dialogues on the Global Civil Society series.  He and the two keynote speakers will explore the development and application of moral thought, moral judgment, and moral feeling, and whether it can be a foundation for transnational cooperation.


Gordon Brown, Member of Parliament and former Prime Minister of the UK

Paul Bloom, the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale University

Jonathan Haidt, Professor of Social Psychology at the Univ. of Virginia, and the Henry Kaufman Visiting Professor of Business Ethics at NYU’s Stern School of Business


Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 11:00am-12:30pm


NYU’s Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium (4th Fl), 60 Washington Square South, Manhattan

This event is free and open to the public; to attend, please RSVP at

Background Note

Led by Gordon Brown -- NYU’s first Distinguished Global Leader- in-Residence --  the NYU Dialogues on the Global Civil Society bring together groups of thinkers to discuss the extent to which a universal moral sense--capable of underpinning a global society--is either evolving or can be created, and to explore the nature of the global institutions and trends that could foster and sustain this sense that strangers are really neighbors in an ever-shrinking and highly globalized world. 

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: John Beckman | (212) 998-6848

Gordon Brown Leads NYU Dialogue

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