Celebration of Life for Berni Leidner

Friday, May 5, 2023 9:00am to 6:00pm

Berni Leidner

Please save the date and join us to celebrate the amazing life and work of Dr. Bernhard Leidner, a social psychologist who spent half of his 39 years of life conducting research on intergroup relations, and a beloved member of the UMass Amherst community. Berni will be remembered by friends and colleagues at a full day Celebration of Life that will honor not only his scholarship and mentorship, but also his humor and perseverance.

Date: May 5th, 8:30am - 6:00pm EST 
Location: Old Chapel, 144 Hicks Way, UMass Amherst

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Highlights of the event will include a few words from Berni's undergrad mentor Dr. Bettina Hanonver (Freie Universitat Berlin), as well as talks by Berni's grad school mentor Dr. Emanuele Castano (University of Trento, Italy), his first graduate student Dr. Mengyao Li (Queen's University Belfast), close friends and collaborators Dr. Gilad Hirschberger (Reichman University, Israel) and Dr. Charli Carpenter (UMass Amherst, Political Science), former graduate students Dr. Nima Orazani (Carleton University, Canada) and Dr. Hema Preya Selvanathan (The University of Queensland, Australia).

Please RSVP to indicate your attendance, either in-person or remotely (the event will be fully hybrid). For those who RSVP, a more detailed schedule will be provided closer to the date. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Brooke Burrows at bburrows@umass.edu