Lecture: Susan Greenfield and Jeremy Lack, "Understanding the Mind in Peace Negotiations"

Past Event

10 March 2010, 1:00am

Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict
Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

This event explored the neuroscience possibly involved in conflict resolution, with presentations from Jeremy Lack (lawyer and mediator) and Professor Baroness Susan Greenfield (the Institute for the Future of the Mind). It took an innovative look at the role of the brain in mediation, and discussed our understanding of how individuals actually negotiate.

Jeremy Lack is a lawyer and barrister of over 20 years experience, currently a partner with Etude Altenburger in Geneva, Switzerland. He is a leading proponent of mediation and dispute resolution with a focus on complex international commercial cases, and his many global affiliations include membership of the Independent Standards Committee of the International Mediation Institute (IMI), the Mediation Sub-Committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and Co-Chair of the International Committee of the American Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section. A graduate in Physiological Sciences & Jurisprudence from Oxford, he has spent recent years considering mediation and other forms of dispute resolution from a neurobiological perspective.

Professor Baroness Susan Greenfield is the Director of the for the Future of the Mind, which runs a programme of high-quality research, embracing a wide range of disciplines from the molecular and cellular to human systems and organisations. She is a Professor of synaptic pharmacology at Oxford University, writer, broadcaster and an award-winning science communicator.