Why We Neglect Genocide

April 06, 2009 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3041
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Dr. Paul Slovic will discuss why we are numb to mass violence/genocide and how to build in legal mechanisms to escape such apathy. Slovic is president of Decision Research and a professor of psychology at the University of Oregon. He is one of the world's leading scholars on human judgment, decision making, and risk perception, and has published extensively on these topics. Slovic received a BA from Stanford University, MA and PhD from the University of Michigan, and an honorary doctorate from the Stockholm School of Economics. He served as president of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) in 1984, and in 1991 he received the SRA's Distinguished Achievement Award. In 1993, Slovic received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, and in 1995 he received the Outstanding Contribution to Science Award from the Oregon Academy of Science. Lunch provided. For more information, contact Kim Lott at