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Psychology Program Presents

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Common Decency Prevails: Disobedience from Milgram to the Holocaust

Bard Hall, Bard College Campus
4:45 pm

Andrew Jay Bernstein '68 Memorial Lecture

François Rochat. Professor in the Faculty of Sciences, University of Fribourg
Professor of Psychology. Gymnase de La Cité, Lausanne

Professor Rochat is among a number of prominent academic social psychologists who have connected the Milgram studies at Yale to ‘real-world’ matters. Since the middle 90’s professor Rochat has written and postulated about the human trait of  “common decency” and has applied it to the appearance of resistance to authority and the rescue of Jews in the town of Le Chambon in Southern France and elsewhere in Europe. In his address at Bard College he further speculates on the failure of even massive social movements to compromise or contaminate “common decency”.
 

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Time: 4:45 pm

Location: Bard Hall, Bard College Campus