Cooperation Colloquia

Autumn 2021: Every second Friday on Zoom
15:00 Central European (Summer) Time (Amsterdam/Copenhagen/Vienna)

Blitz Talks Autumn 2021

We are inviting submission for blitz talks to precede each colloquium. These 10-minute talks are meant as an opportunity for early-career researchers to present their works to a broad audience. We especially encourage early-career researchers from underrepresented world regions to apply. If you would like to present a blitz talk at a Cooperation Colloquium, please submit a short abstract here.

Programme Autumn 2021

Date Speaker Title
Sep 3
12:00 UTC+2
Toby Handfield
Monash University
Sep 17
15:00 UTC+2
Hannes Rusch
Maastricht University
Oct 1
15:00 UTC+2
Nikos Nikiforakis
NYU Abu Dhabi
Oct 15
15:00 UTC+2
Masaki Yuki
Hokkaido University
Oct 29
15:00 UTC+2
Sergey Gavrilets
University of Tennessee
Nov 12
15:00 UTC+1
Cristina Bicchieri
University of Pennsylvania
Nov 26
15:00 UTC+1
Mariana Blanco
Universidad del Rosario
Dec 9
18:00 UTC+1
Sarah Mathew
Arizona State University

About the Cooperation Colloquia

The Cooperation Colloquia are a series of online talks on interdisciplinary cooperation research. The series is sponsored by the Amsterdam Cooperation Lab at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (PI Daniel Balliet), the Personality and Social Psychology Group at the University of Copenhagen (PI Ingo Zettler), and the Chair of Economic Psychology at the University of Vienna (PI Robert Böhm).

With the Cooperation Colloquia, we aim to provide a forum for recent research on cooperation in humans and other animals. The series is interdisciplinary and international by design. The colloquia feature speakers working in a wide range of disciplines (anthropology, biology, economics, psychology, etc.) and with a variety of methods (lab and field experiments, ethnography, experience sampling, computational modelling). We are especially committed to a diversity of speakers, including those who may otherwise face barriers to speaking at departmental colloquia.

The Cooperation Colloquia are organised by Shuxian Jin at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Simon Columbus at the University of Copenhagen. Please feel free to contact us in case you have any queries.

Past colloquia

Date Speaker Title
Feb 26
Simon Gächter
University of Nottingham
Why do people follow rules?
Mar 12
Giuliana Spadaro
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The Cooperation Databank
Mar 26
Jörg Gross
Leiden University
The social dilemma of self-reliance
Apr 9
Coren Apicella
University of Pennsylvania
From selfish beginnings:
Tracing the evolutionary origins of cooperation using data from hunter-gatherers
Apr 23
Brent Simpson
University of South Carolina
Radical Flanks and Public Support for Protest Groups
May 7
Liran Samuni
Harvard University
Strong social relationships and cooperative exchange in wild chimpanzees
May 21
Zegni Triki
Stockholm University
Biological market effects and cooperation in the cleaner fish mutualism
Jun 4
Shakti Lamba
University of Exeter
New methods in the study of cooperation
Jun 18
Eleanor Power
London School of Economics
When does reputation lie?
Dynamic feedbacks between costly signals and social prominence