Workshop on "Leadership: does it matter?"

May 18–19, 2022

Online event

Background and objective

The Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST) will be hosting an interdisciplinary workshop on "Leadership: does it matter?"

This first workshop is organised by the IAST Research Team on Leadership, Power and Inequality (LPI).

The workshop aims to explore whether leadership, particular leader traits, or leaders' gender matter for collective outcomes. This question is attracting attention across several disciplines: the main objective of the workshop is to bring together the different perspectives and insights from Anthropology, Economics, Evolutionary Biology, History, Management, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology, fostering cross-fertilisation.

Organizers: Roberta DessiZachary Garfield, and Christopher von Rueden 


Confirmed Speakers:

Krister AnderssonUniversity of Colorado 

John AntonakisUniversity of Lausanne

Christopher BerryUniversity of Chicago

Alice Eagly, Northwestern University

Sergey GavriletsUniversity of Tennessee

Baroness Dido Harding, Deputy Chair of the Court of the Bank of England

Ashley HarrellDuke University

Thérèse Lemarchand CEO, Mainpaces

Amalia  MillerUniversity of Virginia

Rohini PandeYale University

Corinne PostVillanova University

Jennifer SmithMills College


Location: Online event

Dates: May 18-19, 2022

Registration: Online registration is required to attend the workshop. Online registration are closed.

Contact: For further information, please send an email to:



This event is funded by a French government subsidy managed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche under the framework of the investissements d'avenir programme reference ANR-17-EURE-0010.


Workshop on "Leadership: does it matter?", Online event, May 18–19, 2022.

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