CBEN & MVE Joint Meeting 2024

We are excited to announce that this year’s CBEN & MVE joint meeting will take place October 24 & 25 in Maastricht, Netherlands, with a pre-conference on October 23, 2024. 

This meeting aims to bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines to share their work at the interface of cognition, decision-making, behavior, and evolution. The 2024 meeting will be a joint meeting of CBEN with its German sister network MVE. Additionally, 2024 marks CBEN’s 10th and MVE’s 25th anniversary, making this a ‘doubly special’ occasion.  

The theme for 2024 will explore economic, psychological, and biological perspectives on the ‘dark’ sides of behavior, such as discrimination, exploitation, antisocial and criminal behavior, conflict, and war. How come that we as humans are those social animals that became uniquely cooperative, cultural, and civilized? How come that, at the exact same time, we are our own worst enemy, dehumanizing, subjugating, exploiting, and aggressing each other? And, most importantly: How can we prevent the conflicting interests permeating all human societies from escalating into segregation, suppression, violence, and war? These and related questions shape the program and will be addressed by the plenary speakers:

Ingela Alger (IAST Toulouse)
Subhasish M. Chowdhury (University of Sheffield)
Faye Thompson (University of Exeter)
Ingo Zettler (University of Copenhagen)

For this year’s meeting, we particularly welcome submissions for presentations related to the meeting’s theme; nonetheless, presentations on all other topics that fall into CBEN’s and MVE’s broader scope are very welcome, too. The meeting will offer an excellent opportunity for researchers (including PhD candidates and postdocs) to present their work and network with one another in a stimulating and relaxed atmosphere. 

Abstract submission is now open: https://tinyurl.com/CBEN2024
The submission deadline is June 17, 2024.   

For further information, you can check https://www.cognitionbehaviorevolution.nl/ or contact us directly at cben.2024.maastricht@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you in Maastricht in October! 

Best regards,
Hannes Rusch and Lennart Reddmann