What Tips The Balance Between A Larger Us And A Them-And-Us?

We’re poised between two futures. One: a breakthrough future of chaos, conflict and collapse. The other: a breakthrough future of safety, restoration, and flourishing. The choice between them starts in our minds. Whether we’re able to manage our mental states, at a moment of extraordinary turbulence. Whether we react to people who disagree with us with empathy or enmity. Whether we see ourselves as part of a polarised them-and-us, or an inclusive Larger Us. Join Alex Evans to explore how psychology and politics are converging to shape the 21st century.


Alex Evans is the author of The Myth Gap: What Happens When Evidence and Arguments Aren’t Enough?, a book about the power of deep stories to overcome political polarisation and unlock systemic social and political change; a senior fellow at New York University; and founder of Larger Us, a non-profit startup exploring ways of working for a larger us rather than a them-and-us world at the places where psychology and politics meet.

Until March 2018, Alex was a Campaign Director at Avaaz, the 50 million member global citizens’ movement, where he ran its Brexit campaign as well as work on tax havens and human rights. He has previously been a special adviser to two UK Cabinet ministers, a policy expert in the UN Secretary-General’s office, and a research fellow for organisations from the Brookings Institution to the US National Intelligence Council.


Dr Ariel Sergio Goekmen-Davidoff After an uninterrupted, successful and exciting banking career spanning over 34 years in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, which took him from the level of office clerk to Member of the Executive Board and CEO of prestigious private banks, Ariel is now self-employed as a partner in a law firm, where he looks after the interests of an international UHNW entrepreneur clientele. He holds positions on several boards of directors in the Swiss wealth management industry and others. He serves inter alia as Vice Chair for the Swiss Capital Market Forum and is an expert for the annual STEP Awards in London. He is a Doctor of Business Administration (Australia), holds an LL.M. degree (Switzerland) and is a STEP member. Ariel is a regular speaker, panelist and moderator at (web-) conferences about the wealth management industry, its trends as well as risk management and wealth protection for the UHNW investor.

Tuesday, 08 March 2022

11:00 - 11:45 GMT


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