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Seminar Series 6: Lecture 6 - Adam Kahane

18 May 2010

Radisson Blu, Glasgow, United Kingdom


Power and Love: A theory and practice of social change

Adam Kahane delivered the last seminar from this series. His lecture was based on his assertion that the two methods most frequently employed to solved our toughest social problems - relying on violence and aggression, or submitting to endless negotiation and compromise - are fundamentally flawed and that the seemingly contradictory drives behind these two approaches - power, the desire to achieve one's purpose, and love, the urge to unite with others are actually complimentary.


About the speaker

Adam Kahane

Adam Kahane is a partner in the Cambridge, Massachusetts office of Reos Partners and an Associate Fellow at the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford. He is the author of 'Solving Tough Problems: An Open Way of Talking, Listening, and Creating New Realities' (2004) and 'Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change' (2010).

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