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Legal Mechanisms and Ethical Concerns in Protracted Conflict

Situations of intractable conflict between nations, ethnicities, or groups, raise a unique set of concerns, both in terms of legal norms and in terms of a variety of social standards, such as morality and ethics.  How do we raise moral awareness among individuals in conflict situations?  Can cultural narratives – such as film and literature – address ethical responsibility issues in a society in conflict?  And to what extent do legal mechanisms, such as criminal or civil accountability, play a role in such contexts?  This interdisciplinary panel will discuss this complex reality by bringing in perspectives from law, social psychology, and literature.
Prof. Ifat Ma'oz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, visiting scholar, Department of Psychology, Stanford University
Renana Keydar,PhD Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University
Prof. Bernadette Meyler, Stanford Law School



Monday, March 3, 2014. 12:45 PM


Stanford Law School, Crown Quadrangle, Room 185


Stanford Program in Law & Society


408 256 2773


Lunch will be served!
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