18 Jan 2017

Christian Welzel gives a talk on moral progress

WVSA Vice-President Professor Christian Welzel gave a talk on "Moral Progress: Expanding the Human Mind" at Leuphana University Lüneburg. Talk available in video format (English).

Counter-intuitive as it may seem in the face of rising populism, Dr. Christian Welzel will show fascinating data from the World Values Surveys, illustrating that most of humanity has turned more emancipatory in its moral values over recent decades and that this cultural transformation has brought our better moral qualities to the surface.

Link to the video: LINK

Christian Welzel is Chair of Political Culture Research at Leuphana University Lueneburg. He is also vice-president of the World Values Survey, senior foreign advisor of the National Research University in Moscow and affiliate of the Center for the Study of Democracy, UC Irvine. Author of 120 publications, Welzel’s research focuses on global cultural change. His most recent book is the award-winning Freedom Rising (2013 at Cambridge University Press).

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


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