Business is an activity unique to human beings. To fully understand business, we must understand humanity and human phenomena, from the thinking, feeling, moral individual, to the ways that humans organize in economic, political, cultural, legal, religious, and cultural systems, and large-scale societies, to the many forms of human expression that reflect upon the problems, pleasures, and values of humanity. But how do business and the human interact, shape each other, place limitations, and open possibilities?
That’s one of the key questions up for debate in a new event series titled, A Meeting of the Minds: Business and the Human, sponsored by Chicago Booth and the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge. The series brings together faculty members from Booth, the humanities, and related fields, such as politics, law, and psychology. “A Meeting of Minds: Business and the Human” will bring together leading thinkers in business and the humanities broadly defined, in a series of intentional and thoughtful conversations about the ways that these many human phenomena interact within the framework of business and the economy. 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.
The interface between business principles and concepts in the humanities is ripe for formal discussion, yet opportunities are rare for opinion leaders in these largely separate spheres to come together. Drawing on University of Chicago faculty in its first years, then going international, this series will feature two prominent figures from the worlds of business and the humanities broadly defined in dialogue about an issue of crucial importance. The quarterly discussion series will pair highly regarded thinkers from each sphere—for example, Austan Goolsbee, or Marianne Bertrand from the Business/Economics world, in conversation with Jonathan Lear, Martha Nussbaum, or Shannon Dawdy from the humanities broadly conceived. Philosophers, psychologists, literary scholars, artists, and others will join this exciting venture in the accessible downtown location of the Gleacher Center.
For more information, visit: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/meeting-of-the-minds
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