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Dr Elesa Zehndorfer

Friday 6th September 11.00 - 12.30

About: Elesa

Dr. Zehndorfer is the Research Officer for British Mensa. Author of ‘Leadership: A Critical Introduction’ (Routledge, 2014), ‘Charismatic Leadership: The Role of Charisma in the Global Financial Crisis’ (Routledge, 2016), ‘The Physiology of Emotional & Irrational Investing’ (Routledge, 2018) and ‘Evolution, Politics & Charisma: Why do Populists Win?’ (Routledge, 2019), Dr. Zehndorfer is currently working on a 2nd edition of her first book. She earned her PhD from Loughborough University in 2006. A Quora 2018 & 2017 Top Writer, Dr. Zehndorfer is also a Pilates instructor and Personal Trainer.


Talk title: ‘The Nature of Intelligence’

‘Evolutionary biology tells us a fascinating story about how intelligence, emotions and our primal survival instincts would have intersected effectively in the natural world, many thousands of years ago, to ensure our survival. In the modern era, however, the intersection of nature, giftedness & technology - a newer, artificial environment - has been dramatic and, at times, explosive-a phenomenon that this workshop will explore in depth. If you would enjoy exploring the tensions that exist between emotions, intelligence & our evolutionary design in politics, social media and finance, this workshop is for you!’


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