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Friday 20 March 2020


Collective psychology at a time of crisis

Alex Evans, Collective Psychology Project

The Collective Psychology Project is a collaborative inquiry into how psychology and politics can be brought together in new, creative ways that help us to become a larger us instead of a them-and-us.

In this briefing, Alex will discuss how the ideas that he is developing can help us at this time of isolation and crisis.

Alex Evans

Alex 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. He is also a senior fellow at New York University.

Until March 2018, he was a Campaign Director at Avaaz, the 50 million member global citizens’ movement, where he spent most of his time running its Brexit campaign and also ran 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.

Healing the world means healing ourselves. Healing ourselves means healing the world. Figuring out how we do this, together, in time, is the fight of our lives.