A Dialogue on Agency, Responsibility, and the Brain image

February 12, 2015 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, 3019
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Professor Stephen J. Morse, JD, PhD, former MacArthur Foundation Law & Neuroscience Project, discussed how – or whether – new knowledge about the brain is changing legal concepts of agency and responsibility. Moderated by Petrie-Flom Senior Fellow in Law and Applied Neuroscience Professor Amanda C. Pustilnik.

Stephen J. Morse is the Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law; Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry; and Associate Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society at the University of Pennsylvania. Morse works on problems of individual responsibility and agency. Morse was Co-Director of the MacArthur Foundation Law and Neuroscience Project. Morse is a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology; a past president of Division 41 of the American Psychological Association; a recipient of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology’s Distinguished Contribution Award; a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mental Health and Law; and a trustee of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law.

Part of the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience.

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