BIG RAPIDS – The 2008 Fulbright Foreign Lecture is being held at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 in Science 126 on the Ferris State University campus. Dr. Eran Halperin, a Fulbright scholar from Israel, will address the topic “Through the Squalls of Hate: Emotional Barriers to Peace.”
Dr. Halperin currently has a post-doctoral appointment in the department of Psychology at Stanford University and is also a research fellow in the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation. He holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Haifa. His main line of research focuses on the role of negative emotions in conflicts and conflict resolution. In addition, he studies political and psychological antecedents and consequences of negative attitudes and behavior toward minority groups.
In recent years, he has published articles in a number of journals in his field including Journal of Conflict Resolution, Political Science Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly and International Journal of Intercultural Relations.
This lecture marks the 15th anniversary of the Fulbright Foreign Lecture on the Ferris State University campus and of the Ferris Fulbrighters group, which currently numbers 18.
An on-campus open reception will be held from 11 to 11:50 a.m. Oct. 23 in the Rankin Center’s Centennial Dining Room to celebrate the successful Fulbright connections, to honor Dr. Halperin and the founder of the Ferris Fulbright group, Dr. Robert Ferguson, and to encourage faculty to apply for the opportunity to lecture and do research in other countries.