Wisdom conference at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Dec 5th 2016

The purpose of the meeting is to highlight recent research on wisdom to a broad audience including both scientists and practitioners, and provide a forum for discussion on further wisdom research, including how practical wisdom can be enhanced in society at large. In addition to a series of multidisciplinary presentations, we hope to engage participants in interactive dialogues that explore new approaches to the study and application of wisdom. 

The group of attendees will likely be on the order of 300 people with diverse backgrounds and interests ranging across Psychology, Medicine, Care, Neuroscience, Economics, Education, Music, Dance, Philosophy, Sociology, Journalism, Politics and Business. The majority of the conference will be conducted in Swedish.

We aim to gather researchers for collaborative efforts on joint applications for multidisciplinary research projects on wisdom, inspired by e.g. the Center for Practical Wisdom at University of Chicago.  

Location and Schedule: The meeting will begin at 9:00 am Monday morning Dec 5th at Karolinska Institutet, Berzelius lab, Sal A, and will end at 4:30 PM.

Organization: The conference is organized by the Center for Social Sustainability, Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with Ekskäret Foundation and the Center for Practical Wisdom at University of Chicago.

Dissemination & outreach: The conference is supposed to get considerable media coverage, including national television. A report of the conference will be produced and published on the organizers webpages.

For more information please contact Walter Osika at walter.osika@ki.se 

Invited Speakers:

Introduction & Welcome (in Swedish) Walter Osika, MD, PhD, Director CSS, Karolinska Institutet Caroline Stiernstedt Sahlborn, CEO Ekskäret foundation

Ways to wisdom: Background on Wisdom - is it important? Why? (in Swedish) Professor Stefan Einhorn, CSS, Karolinska Institutet

“MORE Life Experience”- Why is wisdom such a rare phenomenon? (in English) Dr. Judith Glück, Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, and affiliate at Center for Practical Wisdom at the University of Chicago, will present a life cycle perspective on determinants of wisdom.

Wisdom during crisis & moral stress: Is wisdom the ultimate skill? (in Swedish) Gerry Larsson, Professor of Psychology at the Swedish Defense University.

The art of decision making: Subconscious decision making and consciously influencing others in the corporate world. (in Swedish) Pelle Tornell, Researcher at Stockholms University, Business leader and mentalist. 

“The good leadership”- Lessons on ethics and virtues from the UN secretary general: Ethics, Moral and Self-Critique as a way towards Wisdom (in Swedish) Lena Lid Falkman PhD, Stockholm School of Economics

Wisdom in relation to ego-development (in Swedish) Kristina Elfhag, PhD, Lic Psychologist and researcher at Karolinska Institutet

Creativity - wisdom and madness - how does it sum up? The neurobiology of wisdom in relation to mental health (in Swedish) Simon Kyaga, PhD, MD, Karolinska Institutet.

The Wise Society: Values in the Wise Society (in Swedish) Folke Tersman, Professor of Practical Philosophy, Uppsala University & The Institute for Future Studies

Group Discussion: How do we act wisely? (in Swedish)

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