RSA Live In this RSA talk one of the worlds most influential evolutionary theorists Robert Trivers asks: why do we lie to ourselves?
RSA Live Renowned academic and author of 'The Black Swan' Nassim Nicholas Taleb discusses his groundbreaking ideas and their relevance to the current economic crisis.
RSA Live Join economist Tim Harford at the RSA as he brings you the principles you need in business and in life, to survive, innovate and prosper in a complex and ever-shifting world.
RSA Live Architect Michael Pawlyn shows how nature offers a sourcebook of extraordinary design solutions to equip us for the challenges of building a sustainable future.
RSA Live Join Professor Robert Frank as he argues that in the next century Charles Darwin will unseat Adam Smith as the intellectual founder of economics.
RSA Live Acclaimed social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin explores how internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful Third Industrial Revolution.
RSA Live Steven Pinker, one of the world's most exciting public thinkers, presents a radical re-assessment of human progress.
RSA Live Anthony Giddens introduces a range of new concepts and proposals designed to address the most formidable challenge humanity faces this century.
RSA Live Renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how the 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society.
RSA Live MIT technology and society specialist Professor Sherry Turkle describes new, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, parents and children, and new instabilities in how we understand privacy and community, intimacy and solitude.
RSA Live Tim Wu, a Columbia Law professor and author visits the RSA to deliver an essential review of information technology history and to share his unique insight into the next chapter of global communications.
RSA Live Co-founder of the non-governmental organization Carolina for Kibera and former marine Rye Barcott explores the contrasts of social entrepreneurship in Africa and counter-insurgency in the Marines as they clashed and converged in his head and heart.
RSA Live Martin Nowak and Roger Highfield explore the basic laws of cooperation - Kin Selection, Direct Reciprocity, Indirect Reciprocity, Network Reciprocity and Group Selection - in order to explain some of the most fundamental mechanics beneath everyday life.
RSA Live Joseph S. Nye, Jr, one of America's leading policy intellectuals, and originator of the term soft power, visits the RSA to look at what has happened to American power from the time of Kennedy and Khrushchev through to the present day.
RSA Live Leading evolutionary psychologist Robert Kurzban visits the RSA to argue that there is no "I" but that instead each of us is a contentious "we".
RSA Live Chandran Nair argues that the Western model of consumption-led economic growth cannot be replicated in Asia. This statement is not new, but Chandran offers a new perspective from the Asian point of view.