The GCP is an academic centre that focuses on three areas: research and publications, training and the organisation of events open to the public. Its approach is to deal with philanthropy in an interdisciplinary way. It is the result of a strategic partnership between the University and major Swiss and foreign philanthropic foundations.
Free event without registration
Philanthropy Lunch - The role of positive emotions in philanthropic motivation
Emotions play a fundamental role when it comes to our behaviour; philanthropic initiatives are no exception. Numerous psychological studies have examined how our emotional responses contribute to altruistic giving. However, these studies suffer from two limitations. First, most of them have focused on a limited range of emotions, particularly empathy and pity. Second, those that have gone beyond empathy to positive emotions have been limited to one area of philanthropic action: helping those in need. But what about philanthropic support for causes as diverse as social justice, animal welfare, the environment, art or science? The Interfaculty Centre for Affective Sciences has conducted a pilot project to answer these questions, the results of which will be presented for the first time in this webinar.
INTRODUCTION - 12.15
Prof. Henry Peter, Director of the Centre for Philanthropy
PANEL - 12:20
Prof. Tobias Brosch, Director of the Consumer Decision & Sustainable Behavior Lab, Section of Psychology (FPSE) and Interfaculty Centre for Affective Sciences (ICAS), UNIGE,
Prof. Florian Cova, Department of Philosophy and member of the Interfaculty Centre for Affective Sciences (CISA), UNIGE
Panel moderated by Prof. David Sander, Director of the Interfaculty Centre for Affective Sciences
CONCLUSION - 13:20
PAG NEWS - 1.25pm
Laetitia Gill, Executive Director of the Centre for Philanthropy
END - 1.30 pm