Conference Events & Schedule

Conference Events & Schedule

Provisional Schedule



 Dr. Scott Atran is an Anthropologist, Emeritus Research Director of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut Jean Nicod in Paris and Research Professor at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Scott Atran is founding fellow of Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at the University of Oxford, and and Co-founder of ARTIS International.

He has studied and written about terrorism, violence and religion, and has done fieldwork with terrorists and Islamic fundamentalists, as well as political leaders. In addition to his work on the roots of terrorism, he conducts on-going research in Guatemala, Mexico, and the U.S. on universal and culture-specific aspects of biological categorization and environmental reasoning and decision making.

Dr. Atran’s books include Talking to the Enemy, the Cognitive Foundations of Natural History: Towards an Anthropology of Science, In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion, L’Etat islamique est une revolution, and The Native Mind: Cognition and Culture in Human Knowledge of Nature (co-authored with Douglas Medin).



Dr. Maya Tamir is a full professor of psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She received her PhD in social-personality psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University.

She was appointed as an Elected Fellow by Association for Psychological Science in 2017. And in 2013 she was distinguished with the Ben-Porat President’s Award for Exceptional Young Scientist by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

She is the director of the Emotion & Self-Regulation Laboratory and her work has been published in leading psychology journals and funded by Israeli, European, and American funding agencies. Her research focuses on emotion and emotion regulation, offering an instrumental approach to emotion regulation.


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