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Keynotes LIVES Conference 2023

Keynote I (Thursday 9 november 2023)
10:30 - 11:10 GEO-1612 & online

Life events and personality change

Wiebke Bleidorn is a professor of individual differences and assessment at the University of Zurich. She received her PhD in personality psychology in 2010 at the University of Bielefeld (Germany) and held professor positions at Tilburg University (Netherlands) and the University of California Davis (USA) before she moved to Zurich. Dr. Bleidorn studies the conditions, mechanisms, and consequences of personality development. In her current research, she examines the effects of everyday experiences, life events, and the broader sociocultural context on the manifestation and development of personality characteristics across the lifespan.

Video Keynote I

Wiebke Bleidorn

Keynote II (Thursday 9 november 2023)
18:30 - 19:15 GEO-1612 & online

Making sense of sociogenomics research: how genes and social inequalities affect educational attainment

Fabrizio Bernardi is full professor of sociology at the National Distance Education University (UNED) in Madrid. He is editor in chief of European Sociological Review. Before joining the UNED, he has been Chair of Sociology at the European University Institute and Chair of the board of the European Consortium for Sociological Research. His substantive research focuses on educational inequalities, social mobility, compensatory advantage and family dynamics.

Video Keynote II

Fabrizio Bernardi

Keynote III (Thursday 9 november 2023)
12:25 - 13:15 GEO-1612 & online

A life-course approach to singlehood

Aart Liefbroer is a professor of life course demography at the University of Groningen and a professor of Demography of Young Adults and Intergenerational Transmission at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. His research circles around changes in demographic behaviour of young adults. He studies leaving home, union formation and dissolution and fertility. He is interested in trends in these demographic behaviours, as well as their cross-national patterns, their determinants and their consequences. He is also committed to data collection, as is signaled by his involvement in the Generations and Gender Programme, the European Social Survey and the Netherlands Kinship Panel Study.

Video Keynote III

Aart Liefbroer