Lecture to address psychological biases that exist in conflict groups

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Center for Global Studies will be hosting Emile Bruneau, research associate and lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, on March 13 in 124 Sparks. His lecture, “Retracting the claws of conflict: Interventions to reduce intergroup hostility,” will begin at 4:45 p.m.

During the course of the presentation, Bruneau will present evidence that demonstrates the long-term consequences of dehumanization and inter-group conflict. He will present further evidence for novel intervention strategies that can reduce dehumanization and collective blame, negating their negative impacts on intergroup policy preferences and behaviors.  

Bruneau is the director of the Peace and Conflict Neuroscience lab and the Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab. He has lived in conflict regions including South Africa during their transition from Aparthied to Democracy and Sri Lanka during the Tamil Tiger Strikes, Ireland during “The Troubles,” and Israel during the Second Intifada.

For more information, contact Sarah Lyall-Combs at 814-867-4697 or email at cgsinfo@psu.edu.

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Last Updated March 15, 2018