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Capitalism, the self and the common good

October 16, 2020 @ 1.00 pm - 1.45 pm

This presentation examines how the common good and the self are reduced and misunderstood in modern capitalism

In this webinar, Kleio will cover how capitalism arose, its roots in economic history terms and its impact in economic, social and political organisation.

She will explore the deeper causes and origins of capitalism in modern philosophical thinking and examine how it relates to the concept of the ‘common good’ which puts human flourishing at the core.

This webinar is supported by a practical case study to enable understanding, as well as conversational learning and opportunity for individual and group reflection.

Joining the webinar

We will be using ZOOM for the webinar. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Please scroll to the bottom of the email to the ‘Additional Information’ section to see instructions for joining the webinar

About the speaker: Professor Kleio Akrivou

Professor Kleio Akrivou is Professor of Business Ethics and Moral Development at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a cross-disciplinary focus on Moral Psychology and adult development from Case Western Reserve University’s department of Organisational Behaviour (USA).

Kleio is a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, has worked with the Lloyds Banking Group as an expert panel member in their Stakeholder Engagement project in the UK and is supporting BluePrint UK and Ethical Reading in their work.

Prior to her academic career, Kleio had a decade long career as senior consultant consulting internationally within known firms in Europe and SE Asia (Singapore)- in the areas of psychological assessment of human motivation via projective testing, as well as the use of psychometrics and teaching for leadership development.

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October 16, 2020
1.00 pm - 1.45 pm
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