Decision-making with Daniel Kahneman and Michael Ignatieff

Tom Sutcliffe discusses how we make decisions with the Nobel prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman. Moral choices in politics can be a complicated business, according to the academic and former politician Michael Ignatieff, who explores whether the age of international intervention is over. Doctors work under the oath 'do no harm', but the neurosurgeon Henry Marsh says the decision whether to operate on a brain is rarely that simple. High emotion can cloud your judgement and the writer Lisa Appignanesi looks back at sensational crimes of passion to ask how far the perpetrators were responsible for their actions.

Producer: Katy Hickman.

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Daniel Kahneman

A Nobel laureate in economics, Daniel Kahneman is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Princeton University and Professor of Psychology Public Affairs Emeritus at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


Daniel is giving a talk, ‘how to: Thinking, Fast and Slow’, on Tuesday 18 March at the Methodist Central Hall in London at 7.15pm.


Thinking, Fast and Slow is published by Penguin.


Daniel Kahneman


Thinking, Fast and Slow

Henry Marsh

Henry Marsh is Consultant Neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley's/St George's Hospital in London.


Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.


Henry Marsh

Lisa Appignanesi

Lisa Appignanesi is a writer, novelist and broadcaster.


Trials of Passion: Crimes in the Name of Love and Madness is published by Virago.


Lisa Appignanesi

Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff is an author, academic and former politician.


He is giving a talk at Chatham House, 'Is the Age of Intervention Over?', on Wednesday 19 March at 6.00pm.


Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics is published by Harvard University Press.


Michael Ignatieff


Is the Age of Intervention Over?

In the studio

In the studio
L-R: Tom Sutcliffe, Michael Ignatieff, Daniel Kahneman, Lisa Appignanesi, Henry Marsh


Role Contributor
PresenterTom Sutcliffe
Interviewed GuestDaniel Kahneman
Interviewed GuestMichael Ignatieff
Interviewed GuestHenry Marsh
Interviewed GuestLisa Appignanesi
ProducerKaty Hickman