The Social World and the Meaning of the Message: A 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Psychology Department at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership”
Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Professor of Psychology, Emory University, Author of The Political Brain, The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation
“Three Principles of Effective Political Communication: Openly Addressing the Conflicts at the Heart of Issues Like Racial Politics”
About Drew Westen
Professor Westen received his B.A. at Harvard University, an M.A. in Social and Political Thought at the University of Sussex (England), and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan, where he subsequently taught for six years. For several years he was Chief Psychologist at Cambridge Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. His major areas of research are personality disorders, adolescent psychopathology, political psychology, psychotherapy effectiveness, and the interface of psychodynamics and neuroscience. An active clinician, researcher, and political consultant, Dr. Westen is the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator for two grants from NIMH. His book, The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation, has had a wide influence on elections internationally. He has advised a wide range of candidates and organizations, from presidential campaigns to the U.S. House and Senate Caucuses, and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and a range of other publications.
When & Where
The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership is a leading center for social research and education with a particular emphasis on addressing problems that impede equity, diversity, prosperity, stability, and peace in our society and across the world. Specifically, the school:
- provides rigorous degree programs that foster leadership and public-spiritedness by integrating service, leadership training, and mentoring into the curriculum, and ensuring that students engage with real-world problems;
- maintains and supports a faculty dedicated to the highest standards of research and to the university’s democratic and public obligations, including the responsibility to disseminate research in usable forms to concerned audiences, particularly to those striving to redress injustice or disparity;
- serves as a forum for experts, policymakers, community leaders, and others dealing with the major challenges of our time in ways that dismantle traditional barriers between the academic world, proximate communities, and the broader public.