Confronting Evil: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference underway

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Confronting Evil:
Interdisciplinary Perspectives

SATURDAY, April 20, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Harvard University

A conference co-sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and the Volkswagen Foundation.

Free and open to the public. All are welcome. No registration is required.

Conference Schedule:

9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Wilhelm Krull, Volkswagen Foundation
Homi Bhabha, Harvard University
Robert Mnookin, Harvard Law School

9:15 a.m.

Panel One: The Concept and Rhetoric of Evil
Peter-André Alt, Freie Universität Berlin
Avishai Margalit, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Susan Neiman, Einstein Forum
Elaine Pagels, Princeton University
Chair: Homi Bhabha, Harvard University


11:15 a.m.

Panel Two: The Psychology of Evil: Cognitive, Behavioral, and Social Implications
Max Bazerman, Harvard Business School
Joshua Greene, Harvard University
Lee Ross, Stanford University
Chair: Mahzarin Banaji, Harvard University


2:15 p.m

Panel Three: Witnessing Evil in World Affairs: From Everyday Evils to Extraordinary Crimes
Gazmend Kapllani, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Linn Normand, University of Oxford
Richard Shweder, University of Chicago
Chair: Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard University


4:00 p.m.

Panel Four: Responding to Evil: Should We Bargain with the Devil?
Gabriella Blum, Harvard Law School
Charles Cogan, Harvard Kennedy School
Philip Heymann, Harvard Law School
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, New York University
Chair: Robert Mnookin, Harvard Law School


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