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Middle East – New Perspectives

Camden County College is excited to host their lecture series “Middle East – New Perspectives” at 6:30 PM on Wednesdays in Civic Hall.

Week 2: The Psychological Processes Behind Dehumanization, Presented by Emile Bruneau

Emilie Bruneau is a research associate and lecturer at the Annenburg School for Communication and director of the Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab. Bruneau is also the lead scientist at the Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab (link is external). Prior to his formal training in neuroscience, Bruneau worked, traveled, and lived in a number of conflict regions: South Africa during the transition from Apartheid to Democracy, Sri Lanka during one of the largest Tamil Tiger strikes in that nation’s history, Ireland during “The Troubles,” Israel/Palestine around the Second Intifada.

Bruneau is now working to bring the tools of science to bear on the problem of intergroup conflict by (1) building methods to better characterize the ( often unconscious) cognitive biases that drive conflict using explicit, implicit and functional neuroimaging (fMRI) techniques, and (2) critically evaluating efforts aimed at transcending these biases.  These efforts have focused on three psychological processes relevant to intergroup conflict: empathy, dehumanization, and motivated reasoning, that also involve target groups that are embroiled in intractable conflict; (e.g. Israelis and Palestinians), or subject to extreme hostility. (e.g., Muslims in the U.S., the Roma in Europe).

 

  • Camden County College, Blackwood Campus
    200 College Drive, Gloucester Township, NJ, 08012, United States
  • Wednesday, Mar 27th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
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    Camden County College is excited to host their lecture series “Middle East – New Perspectives” at 6:30 PM on Wednesdays in Civic Hall. Week 2: The Psychological Processes Behind Dehumanization, Presented by Emile Bruneau Emilie Bruneau is a research associate and lecturer at the Annenburg School for Communication and director of the Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab. Bruneau is also the lead scientist at the Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab (link is external). Prior to his formal training in neuroscience, Bruneau worked,…

    200 College Drive, Gloucester Township, NJ, 08012, United States public