This October, as one of its 25th anniversary events, the Institute for Global Leadership hosted a symposium on “Morality and the Mind: Cognitive Science and Politics” in collaboration with the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts.
Over the past decade, cognitive scientists have begun to address morality as an aspect of human cognition. Is morality an inborn capacity? How much can it be influenced by culture? How much of it can be traced to our primate heritage?