Event Date: Monday April 1, 2013
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: CGIS South Building, Room S-030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution is pleased to present:

“What Can Neuroscience Tell Us about Conflict and its Resolution?”


Emile Bruneau

Emile Bruneau

Research Scientist, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Tim Phillips

Tim Phillips

Founder and Chairman of the Board
The Project on Justice in Times of Transition


Monday, April 1, 2013
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

CGIS South Building, Room S-030

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA


About the Speakers:

Dr. Emile Bruneau has worked as an elementary and high school teacher, and has travelled and volunteered in a number of conflict regions: South Africa at the end of Apartheid, Ireland during the ‘Troubles’, Sri Lanka during their civil conflict, and the Middle East. Dr. Bruneau’s academic training is in neuroscience, and he is now a research scientist in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department at MIT. His research focuses on better understanding the psychological and cognitive bases of intergroup conflict using new technologies (including functional neuroimaging), and assessing the effects of conflict resolution efforts on these deep and often unconscious biases.

Tim Phillips is Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Project on Justice in Times of Transition, which has organized over 60 initiatives in over 20 transitional countries including Northern Ireland, Bahrain, South Africa, El Salvador and Sri Lanka among others.  Mr. Phillips has also  helped launched several innovative organizations in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors that address critical and emerging global issues, including the Club of Madrid and Energia Global International Ltd..  He has taught at Tufts and Harvard University and serves on boards at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Executive Board of the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University.


About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series:

The 2012-2013 Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Boston area members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. The theme for this year’s Kelman Seminar is “Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media”.


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