UCLA Global Forum in London with Professor Jared Diamond

Thursday, July 07, 2016
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

This event was presented in collaboration with the how to: Academy

6:45 - 8:00 p.m. General Lecture
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. UCLA and UC Friends Reception

Location for Lecture and UC Reception
Emmanuel Centre
9-23 Marsham St, London, Westminster
SW1P 3DW, United Kingdom
Tel: 0207 222 9191

About Professor Diamond's Lecture
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Professor Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, presents a new view of crises - personal, national, and global - and how they may be dealt with. The 6:45 p.m. lecture was organized in collaboration with the how to: Academy.

In this special lecture, Professor Diamond examined how our knowledge of human nature through responses to personal crises may be used to understand the outcomes of national and global crises. Nations experience crises, whose solution requires adopting selective changes, and which some nations are more successful at solving than are other nations. We as individuals also experience personal crises, either associated with certain ages (e.g., teen-age or midlife crises) or else triggered by external shocks (e.g., relationship problems or break-ups, the death of a loved one, or a health or job or financial blow). The solution of a personal crisis also requires adopting selective changes, which some of us are more successful at accomplishing than are others of us.

Counselors and therapists have identified many factors that make it more or less likely that an individual will overcome a personal crisis. Through a comparative survey of personal crises, seven recent national crises, two impending national crises, and the impending world crisis, Jared Diamond offers a new way to consider the politics, society, and psychology of crises.

Private Reception for UC Alumni and Friends
Following the lecture, a private reception was held for University of California (UC) alumni and friends with Professor Diamond. The reception included brief remarks from Professor Diamond and time for book signing. Drinks and canapes were served.

Questions? Contact Jodi Anderson, in UCLA's London office at janderson@support.ucla.edu.

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