The UCI Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality presents the 2012 David and Sylvia Easton Lecture

"Politics, Psychology, and Ethics in Understanding Infectious Disease"
with Cheryl Koopman, Stanford University

Thursday, May 3, 2012
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517

About the speaker:
Cheryl Koopman is a professor (research) of psychiatry and behavioral science in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. She received her B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1972, and her M.A. in educational psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1974. She went on to receive her Ph.D in both program evaluation and educational psychology from the University of Virginia in 1979. She first joined Stanford in 1998, as a charter member with the Stanford Research Management Advisory Group.  Her research focuses on psychosocial reactions to political trauma, serious illness, and other stressful life events and the evaluation of intervention programs to help people cope with such events, as well as studies designed to inform the design of psychosocial interventions for improving physical and mental health.
About the Easton Lecture:
David Easton is a distinguished research professor in the School of Social Sciences’ Department of Political Science.  He is a past president of the American Political Science Association, past vice president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is widely known for his scholarly work on the operational structure of political systems.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto where he met his wife Sylvia, also an undergraduate.  In 1942, the couple moved to Massachusetts where David attended Harvard University.  He received his Ph.D. in political science and taught there until 1947.  He then joined the faculty at the University of Chicago before coming to UC Irvine in 1983.  His recent work has examined structural constraints underlying political systems. Sylvia was an avid supporter of human rights and devoted her time to causes for the homeless, mentally handicapped and victims of abuse – efforts which earned her the Orange County Human Relations Commission’s award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Human Relations in 1989.  She passed away in 1990.  

The series is being hosted by UCI’s Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality in the School of Social Sciences. Co-sponsors include the Department of Political Science, Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies, International Studies Program, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, School of Social Sciences and School of Biological Sciences.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for $10 (all day general) or $2.00 per hour in the Social Science Parking Structure on the corner of Campus Drive and Stanford.

For further information, please contact Sandy Cushman, or 949-824-3344.

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