Programs

Upcoming Programs for the 2017-2018 Academic Year


Thursday, December 14, 2017
Cocktail Reception, The Casino Club
George Wu
John P. and Lillian A. Gould Professor of Behavioral Science at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Get Smart: Smart Decision Making Means Better and Faster

Online registration is available here.
Members may access a shareable PDF for their guests here.

Decision making is hard. This is true whether the choices are personal or professional or involve business, legal, medical, household, or governmental issues. A stream of research, often popularly known as behavioral economics, has been recognized with Nobel Prizes in Economics awarded to Daniel Kahneman at Princeton and the University of Chicago’s Richard Thaler. Although this work has only recently captured public attention, the University has been a pioneer since the establishment of the Center for Decision Research in 1977. Since then, scholars at the Center have conducted groundbreaking research designed to understand why decision making is often flawed and how we can do better.

Join us for a brief presentation from Professor George Wu on the decision biases that lead decisions to take too long and be too risk-averse. Although many of us believe that there is a tradeoff between better or faster, Professor Wu demonstrates that smart decision making means better and faster.


Thursday, January 25, 2018
Dinner, The Four Seasons
David Axelrod, Director of The Institute of Politics, featuring Special Guests
Political Disruption and the Media
 


Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Luncheon, The University Club
Neil Shubin, Robert R. Bensley Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy
Evolution


Thursday, April 5, 2018
Luncheon, The University Club
Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, and Professor of Political Science
Constitutions Across the World (in Comparison to Our Own)


Thursday, May 10, 2018
Dinner, The Casino Club
Laurie Zoloth, Dean of The Divinity School
Deception in Public Life


Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Luncheon, The Casino Club
Steven Rings, Associate Professor of Music
The Legacy of Bob Dylan