Speaker: Dr. Lalin Anik, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Hindsight, Duke University
Filmed by: Aline Grüneisen
Most of us have made matches between others, from grabbing two strangers by the arm at a party and introducing them to each other to brokering romantic connections; if not matchmakers ourselves, we can think of at least one friend who is notorious for their efforts to make such introductions – even if sometimes awkwardly unsuccessful. Lalin studies this common proclivity to make matches between others and its well-being and happiness benefits on the individual and the society.
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Lalin Anik, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Hindsight at Duke University, on the science of matchmaking. The Valentine’s day package will include heart-shaped wonderings about what Eros, Michael Scott from the Office, and Yenta from the Fiddler on the Roof have in common as well as chocolate covered thoughts on how Shakespeare and Gerard van Honthorst changed the fates of their characters. Lalin will be happy to honor matchmaking horror stories as well as happy ending fairy tales.