The workshop The Language of Cooperation starts today at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, until Friday, September 6. Lead organizer is Francesca Giardini. This workshop is part of the NIAS-Lorentz Program, which brings together perspectives from humanities & social sciences with natural & technological sciences. More information can be found here.
Managing environmental resources, funding charities, governing organizational networks, organizing social movements are all examples of an age-old question: How can group members be motivated to cooperate despite the temptation of selfish actions?
The aim of the workshop is to set up a collaborative framework through which scholars coming from different backgrounds can fruitfully compare theories, methods and perspectives in order to lay the foundations for an interdisciplinary and systematic research program on reputation and honesty for sustainable cooperation. Participants from disciplines as diverse as Anthropology, Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Physics, Psychology, and Sociology will discuss their projects, findings and views. The workshop will include invited speakers from diverse disciplines, opportunities for each participant to share their work, and ample time devoted to workgroup discussions around the themes mentioned above. Future opportunities for research collaboration, special issues, and grants will be discussed.