Hubris Syndrome- Lord Owen Speaks to the IOP Students

Lecture by Lord Owen to the IOP Students, 17 June 2013

Students from the Mental Health Studies Programme at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s were given a fascinating insight into the dark world of the Hubris Syndrome in a lecture presented by Lord David Owen.

In his talk, Lord Owen described the ‘Hubris Syndrome’ – how the intoxication of power takes hold and turns many leaders into tyrants who are no longer able or willing to listen to the advice from intelligent and respected sources.  Consequently, for those suffering from the syndrome, once the glory and success has gone to their heads, it affects every action they take – a trajectory which can lead to devastating consequences.

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