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Plenary Speakers


XXIst ISRA World Meeting

Plenary Speakers

Ståle Einarsen: The nature and outcomes of workplace bullying

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Dr. Ståle Einarsen is professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Bergen, Norway, where he acts as Head of the Bergen Workplace Bullying Research Group, conducting research on antecedents and outcomes on this issue since the early 1990ies. Professor Einarsen is a founding member of the International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment. In addition to his research on workplace bullying, he has published on issues related to leadership, sexual harassment, creativity and innovation, and whistleblowing. His work may be found in journals such as Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Work and Stress, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, British Journal of Management, Aggression and Violent Behavior, among others

Manuel Eisner: From Swords to Words: Self-Control and the European Long-Term Decline in Homicide, AD 600-2013

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Dr. Manuel Eisner is Professor of Comparative and Developmental Criminology, Deputy Director of the Institute, and Director of the Social Science Research Methods Programme at the University of Cambridge. He is also Director of the Violence Research Centre. Previously he was Associate Professor of Sociology at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He has published 15 authored or edited books and over 100 journal articles and book chapters in English, German, and French. Professor Eisner is a member of several editorial and advisory boards of academic journals and book series. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Society of Experimental Criminology in 2006 and is this year’s recipient of the Sellin-Glueck award by the American Society of Criminology.  The academic work of Professor Eisner revolves around two main areas, namely research on macro-level historical patterns of violence and research on individual development and the causes and prevention of aggressive behavior.

Dr. Esme Fuller-Thomson: The Association Between Childhood Abuse and Adult Physical Health

Professsor Esme Fuller-Thomson holds the Sandra Rotman Endowed Chair at the University of Toronto.  She is cross-appointed to the Faculties of Social Work, Medicine and Nursing.  She received her PhD in 1995 from the University of California, Berkeley.  Her publications have examined the association between childhood physical abuse and adult health outcomes including cancer, migraine, arthritis, heart disease and ulcers. Her population based research indicates that the links between childhood physical abuse and health outcomes are not explained by health behaviors or socioeconomic position. Her research has been widely cited in the media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, The Atlantic and CNN

Frans de Waal: War and Peace Among the Primates

Professor Frans B.M. de Waal is a Dutch/American behavioral biologist known for his work on the social intelligence of primates. His first book, Chimpanzee Politics (1982), compared the schmoozing and scheming of chimpanzees involved in power struggles with that of human politicians. Ever since, de Waal has drawn parallels between primate and human behavior, from peacemaking and morality to culture. His latest book is The Bonobo and the Atheist (March 2013, Norton). De Waal is C. H. Candler Professor in the Psychology Department of Emory University and Director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences. In 2007, he was selected by Time as one of The Worlds’ 100 Most Influential People Today, and in 2011 by Discover as 47 [all time] Great Minds of Science.

Richard Wright: Breaking the Cycles That Breed Urban Violence

Dr. Richard Wright is Curators’ Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Bibliographies-Criminology. He has been studying active urban street criminals -- including armed robbers, carjackers, drug dealers, and residential burglars -- in St. Louis, Missouri for more than two decades and has written widely about the ways in which such offenders contemplate and carry out their crimes in real world settings and circumstances. His most recent book, co-authored with Bruce Jacobs, is Street Justice: Retaliation in the Criminal Underworld (2006, Cambridge University Press). Professor Wright’s research has received substantial recognition and in 2009 he was named a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.


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