Global Frenzies: Caught in an Emotional Storm description
Are we caught in a worldwide corrosive emotional storm? Subject to a dangerous kind of global mob rule? In a polarised world buffeted by entrenched and extreme emotions, our panel of considered thinkers, philosopher Carolin Emcke, psychologist Paul Bloom and author Don Watson examine how destructive emotions seize hold of individuals and communities and how we can temper their impact, and reach across the emotional divide.
Chair: Paul Daley
Carolin Emcke is supported by Goethe Institut Australia
Paul Bloom is Professor of Psychology at Yale University, the author of Against Empathy: A Case for Rational Compassion, and an internationally recognised expert on the psychology of language, social reasoning, morality and art.
Carolin Emcke is a German war correspondent, public intellectual and author. How We Desireis her first book to be translated into English.
Don Watson is the author of many acclaimed books, including the bestselling Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: A Portrait of Paul Keating PM and The Bush. His many awards include The Age Book of the Year, the National Biography Award and the Walkley Non-Fiction Award.
Paul Daley is a Sydney-based author, journalist and essayist. His books have been shortlisted for major Australian literary awards and his journalism has won numerous prizes including two Walkley Awards and two Kennedy Awards.