past event

SOF Discussion Reception: The Neuroscience of Love and Leadership

The Neuroscience of Love and Leadership


Helen Fisher
Biological Anthropologist and Senior Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute
in conversation with
Peggy Clark
Vice President of Policy Programs and Executive Director of Aspen Global Innovators Group

This reception is part of our Society of Fellows Discussion Reception Series in Washington, D.C., which is generously underwritten by Wilma and Stuart Bernstein and Carolyn and Bill Wolfe.
Helen Fisher, PhD, Biological Anthropologist, is a Senior Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute, Member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies, Rutgers University and Chief Scientific Advisor to She uses functional MRI to study the neural systems associated with love, chemistry, attachment, and happiness. She has written six internationally best-selling books including: Why We Love; Why Him? Why Her?; and Anatomy of Love (2nd Edition). Fisher is currently studying the biological basis of personality and is a pioneer in examining the neurochemistry of business team-building, innovation and leadership. She is a recipient of the American Anthropological Association’s Distinguished Service Award for her work at presenting anthropological data to the public.

Peggy Clark is Vice President of Policy Programs and Executive Director of Aspen Global Innovators Group. Peggy has had a 30-year career working on issues of poverty alleviation, global health, social enterprise, and development finance. Serving in founding and leadership roles at the Aspen Institute, the Ford Foundation, Save the Children, Realizing Rights, and on boards including Root Capital, Last Mile Health, Impact Assets, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance and the Calvert Foundation, Peggy has been a leading figure in identifying and building industries, movements, and creative advocacy on key issues of our times. Currently, Peggy directs a portfolio of programs promoting breakthrough solutions to global development in the areas of health innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship.

Event information
Wed Oct 17, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Washington, DC