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"If I Look at the Mass I Will Never Act: Psychic Numbing and Genocide"

2007 Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs
April 21-22, 2007

Friday, April 20, 2007

10:30am-12:00pm

Opening Plenary
"Social Bases of Political Action"

Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall;
Simulcast to Bowl 016, Robertson Hall
Moderator: Larry Bartels, Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs; Professor of Politics and Public Affairs; Director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Panelist:

  • Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies, Princeton University
  • Douglas S. Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Acting Director, Program in Latin American Studies, Princeton University
  • Robert D. Putnam, Visiting Senior Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

1:00-2:30pm

"The Demands of God: Perspectives from the Evangelical Movement"

Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall;
Simulcast to Bowl 016, Robertson Hall
Moderator: The Rev. Paul B. Raushenbush, Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel, Princeton University
Panelists:

  • The Rev. Richard Cizik, Vice President for Governmental Affairs, National Association of Evangelicals
  • Allen D. Hertzke, Director of Religious Studies, College of Arts and Science, University of Oklahoma
  • E. Anne Peterson, M.D., Senior International Health Advisor, World Vision International

2:45-4:15pm

"Access to Antiretrovirals for HIV: How Activism Has Translated into Political Action"

Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall;
Simulcast to Bowl 016, Robertson Hall
Moderator: Christina H. Paxson, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs; Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing; Faculty Associate, Office of Population Research, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Panelists:

  • David Barr, Executive Director of The HIV Collaborative Fund, Tides Foundation
  • João G. Biehl, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Harold Willis Dodds Presidential University Preceptor, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University
  • Jennifer Kates, Vice President and Director of HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Evan S. Lieberman, Assistant Professor Politics, Richard Stockton Bicentennial Preceptor, Department of Politics, Princeton University

4:30pm
Keynote Address
"If I Look at the Mass I Will Never Act: Psychic Numbing and Genocide"

Paul Slovic, President, Decision Research; Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon

Introduction: Daniel Kahneman *78, Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology; Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall;
Simulcast to Bowl 016, Robertson Hall

 

Saturday, April 21, 2007

10:30am-12:00pm

"Taking Office to Take Action"

Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall;
Simulcast to Bowl 016, Robertson Hall
Moderator: James Leach '64, former Congressman from Iowa, John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs and Co. Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Panelist:

1:00-2:30pm
Keynote Address
"The Power of Collaboration in Trans-National Action"

Jody Williams, Campaign Ambassador, International Campaign to Ban Landmines

Introduction by: Anne-Marie Slaughter '80, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall;
Simulcast to Bowl 016, Robertson Hall

2:45-4:15pm

"Humanitarian Intervention"

Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall;
Simulcast to Bowl 016, Robertson Hall
Moderator: Gary J. Bass, Associate Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Panelists:

  • Barbara Demick, Beijing Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times; Ferris Professor of Journalism; Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities, Princeton University
  • Peter Maass, Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine
  • Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch