22 February 2012, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
A series of esoteric short talks about how the world is organised, how we can change it and what happens when we can't .
Stephen Shaw, an expert in how local and national government operates. For Systems he will discuss this and how charities and NGOs can influence and change government policy and actions.
Gareth Dale, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations Brunel University, on The Enchantment of Economic Growth, discussing the political and historical implications of growth economics.
Dr Tali Sharot author of The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain will talk about the human facility for optimism in the face of disaster, adversity and everyday life.