Event Details

Location: Rochester, NY

Monday, November 20, 2017
11:30 AM to 1:45 PM

The Inn on Broadway
26 Broadway
Rochester, NY 14607

$24 per person

The Cornell Club of Rochester is pleased to invite you to the Annual Cornell-Penn Luncheon featuring Dr. Robert Kurzban, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Psychology Department at the University of Pennsylvania.

Join us on Monday, November 20 at the Inn on Broadway!

Dr. Kurzban, whose books include The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind and Why Everyone (Else) is a Hypocrite, uses the principles of evolution by natural selection to understand human social behavior.

Dr. Kurzban’s talk will focus on his most recent book, The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind: How Self-Interest Shapes Our Opinions and Why We Won’t Admit It.

When it comes to politics, we often perceive our own beliefs as fair and socially beneficial, while seeing opposing views as merely self-serving. But in fact, most political views are governed by self-interest, even if we usually don’t realize it. Challenging our fiercely held notions about what motivates us politically, Dr. Kurzban’s talk will explore how self-interest divides the public on a host of hot-button issues. This promises to be an engaging and timely topic!

Dr. Kurzban received a B.A. in Psychology from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

For event questions, please contact Matthew J. O’Connor at oconnormatthew1@gmail.com.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.