Dr. Ervin Staub and his wife Laurie Anne Pearlman, a clinical psychologist and his collaborator on projects to promote reconciliation in Rwanda since 1999, gave talks at a 20th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide in Tokyo on May 25, 2014, here pictured with former foreign minister and current Rwandan Ambassador to Tokyo Charles Murigande, and his wife Rosette.
On May 14, 2014 Dr. Linda Tropp had the honor of presenting social science research on "the Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination" as part of the Congressional Seminar series "Psychological Insights into Legislative Issues." This series was organized by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and co-sponsored by our very own local Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA).
Ervin Staub presented an invited address at the Spirit of Humanity conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, April , 2014 and at a conference on the Holocaust organized by the Hungarian Academy of Science in Budapest, Hungary, May, 2014.
Graduate student Manisha Gupta chaired this conference at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City on Thursday, May 8, 2014. This SPSSI sponsored event consisted of presentations and discussions designed to increase awareness of the intersection of psychology, policy and advocacy at the United Nations.
American civil right leader Reverend James Lawson, Jr. gave an inspiring and well-attended talk on April 28, 2014 as the final speaker in our year long Distinguished Speaker Series on Nonviolent Action and Civil Resistance. The talk was titled "Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?" He is seen here with members of The Psychology of Peace and Violence Program.