Victoria Dutchman-Smith/ Emmy Eklundh/ Matthew Ratcliffe

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At the intersection of the personal and the political, we explore the relationship between mental health and economics, politics, and society at large. Is it even possible to distinguish between mental illness that derives from an individual’s physiology or childhood experience and that which has broader social or political causes? Why do particular mental illnesses appear to characterize certain eras? Could social change limit the spread of mental illness in contemporary society?

Speakers
Victoria Dutchman-Smith, Journalist and commentator
Emmy Eklundh, Teaching Fellow in Spanish and International Politics, King’s College London
Matthew Ratcliffe, Professor for Theoretical Philosophy, University of Vienna

Chair
Danielle Sands, Fellow, The Forum; Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London

6.30 – 8pm | 8 November 2017
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE

Image credit: James Box, ‘Balance