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  • Date and time: Thursday 20 June 2024, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Room CLA/057, Church Lane Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Are leaders born or made? What makes for a good leader? How do circumstances shape what type of leader emerges? Professor Elias Aboujaoude puts leadership “on the couch,” with a provocative exploration of its crucial, but often ignored, psychological and personal character foundations. His distinctive exploration provides new insights on who should and should not be striving for leadership positions. Professor Aboujaoude's talk marks the launch of his new book A Leader's Destiny: Why Psychology, Personality, and Character Make All the Difference which will be available to buy afterwards and for signing by him.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception. 

About the speaker

Elias Aboujaoude, MD, MA, is a psychiatry professor, writer and scholar based at Stanford University, where is the director of the Impulse Control Disorders Clinic and the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic. He has also held academic positions at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, and an Honorary Professorship at the University of York. His research interests and peer-reviewed publications have focused on OCD, behavioral addictions and the intersection of technology and psychology. His previous books include Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality, Impulse Control Disorders and Mental Health in the Digital Age: Grave Dangers, Great Promise. His work has been widely covered, including by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC and PBS.

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop