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The 2nd SKKU International Conference

Cooperation,
Why now?

Oct 28, Fri, 2022, 9:00am – 4:40pm KST (UTC+9)

OCT 27, THU, 2022, 5:00PM – 12:40PM US PT (UTC-8)

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Cooperation, Why now?

Conference Theme

Why are individuals, communities, and nations drawn into increased and intensified conflicts? Does cooperation go into reverse or come to a halt? How can we recover the sense of collaboration and communication from all the skeptical signs of human conditions?

The goal of the conference is to reflect on the origins and vicissitudes of human cooperation, examine the transformative power of human cooperation, and to offer solutions to push society and the world beyond conflicts and to make cooperation prevail.

Meet Our Speakers

Michael Tomasello

Michael Tomasello is a James F. Bonk Distinguished Chair Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University and a distinguished chair professor at SKKU. His major research interests include processes of social cognition, social learning, cooperation, and communication from developmental, comparative, and cultural perspectives.
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Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) and a Distinguished Chair Professor at SKKU, known for his breadth of interests, which involves conducting research and teaching in three other fields: the biology of New Guinea birds, digestive physiology, and conservation biology. Read More

Peter Singer

Peter Singer is an Australian moral philosopher, currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and a distinguished chair professor at SKKU. He is widely known for his writings such as ‘Practical Ethics’ and ‘Animal Liberation’ and his lectures on ‘The Most Good You Can Do.’ Read more

Maurice Obstfeld

Maurice Obstfeld is a professor of economics at the UC Berkeley. His main areas of study are international economy and macroeconomics. He is the co-author of two leading textbooks, International Economics with Paul Krugman and Marc Melitz and Foundations of International Macroeconomics with Kenneth Rogoff. Read more

Program

Welcoming remarks

Jun-Young, Kim

Chair, Board of Trustees, SKKU

Moderator

JEONG-WOO KOO

SKKU

9:00-10:30am (KST)5:00-6:30pm (PT)

PANEL 01

"Origins and Vicissitudes of Human Cooperation"

Michael Tomasello

Duke University

"Origins of Human Collaboration"

Discussion

Cecilia Ridgeway

Stanford University

Emily Ryo

University of Southern California

10:40am-12:10pm (KST)6:40-8:10pm (PT)

PANEL 02

Cooperation, Altruism, and Individualism:
Two Different Paths

Cooperation, Altruism, and Individualism: Two Different Paths

Jared Diamond

UCLA

"Why are East Asian Societies more cooperative than European/American societies?"

"Why are East Asian Societies more cooperative than European/American societies?"

Discussion

Peter Singer

Princeton University

SO-JEONG PARK

SKKU

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