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Philip Zimbardo
The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
In conversation with Jack Miles, scholar in residence, Getty Research Institute, and senior fellow for religious affairs, Pacific Council on International Policy

From the creator of the landmark Stanford Prison Experiment, a revelatory exploration of the human capacity for evil - and what we can do about it. Zimbardo, Stanford professor emeritus of psychology, was an expert witness in the Abu Ghraib court-martial hearings.

Philip Zimbardo is an internationally recognized scholar, educator, researcher and media personality, winning numerous awards and honors in each of these domains. He has been a Stanford University professor since 1968, having taught previously at Yale, NYU and Columbia. Zimbardo's career is noted for giving psychology away to the public through his popular PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, along with many text and trade books, among his 300 publications. He was recently president of the American Psychological Association.

Jack Miles: MacArthur Fellow, Senior Advisor to the President at the J. Paul Getty Trust, and visiting scholar at Occidental College, is a writer whose work has appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, and many other publications. His book GOD: A Biography won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996 and has been translated into sixteen languages. A sequel to that book entitled CHRIST: A Crisis in the Life of God was published simultaneously in 2001 in the United States, Britain, Germany, and France. He is Senior Fellow with the Pacific Council on International Policy, serves on the final selection committee of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and is general editor of the forthcoming Norton Anthology of World Religions.

Official Website: http://www.lfla.org/aloud/php/a.calendar.bioText2.php?month=03&year=2007&day=27

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