Season 3 October 20-30th 2011

Scott Atran

Anthropologist  |  United States
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Scott Atran is currently a research director in anthropology at the French CNRS and member of the Jean Nicod Institute at the École Normale Supérieure. He is also visiting professor of psychology and public policy at the University of Michigan, and presidential scholar in sociology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NYC). He has experimented extensively on the ways scientists and ordinary people categorize and reason about nature, on the cognitive and evolutionary psychology of religion, and on the limits of rational choice in political and cultural conflict. He is a frequent contributor to the Oped page of The New York Times and to The Huffington Post.

Latest book: Talking to the Enemy: Faith, Brotherhood, and the (Un)Making of Terrorists (Ecco, 2010)

Scott Atran will participate in:
« The New Faces of the Enemy », round-table, Saturday, January 29th, The New York Public Library - Celeste Bartos Forum.

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”  Isaac Newton