Join us for our last in a series of public events to create dialogues among veterans, their families, and other members of the community. Exploring the themes of moral injury and moral identity, Professor Jesse Prinz and Dr. Brett Litz will present current research on moral psychology and the experience of war on Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. The evening will include readings by veterans who have participated in our programs.
Jesse Prinz is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director of Interdisciplinary Science Studies at the City University of New York, Graduate Center. His research focuses on the perceptual, emotional, and cultural foundations of human psychology. He is author of over 100 articles and several books including, Furnishing the Mind, Gut Reactions; The Emotional Construction of Morals, Beyond Human Nature, and The Conscious Brian.
Brett Litz is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and the Psychology Department at Boston University, as well as the Director of the Mental Health Core of the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiological Research and Informations Center at the VA Boston Healthcare System. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton and did his clinical internship at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center. Dr. Litz is principal investigator on various research projects funded by the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs, and the NIMH. He internationally recognized as an expert on military trauma and early intervention for trauma and traumatic loss. Dr. Litz’s recent work entails evaluations of the psychiatric, psychological, social, and spiritual impact of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars among active-duty military personnel and veterans and conducting clinical trials of psychotherapy developed by Litz and his colleagues called Adaptive Disclosure that targets war zone trauma, loss, and moral injury.
For more information go to: www.moralinjuryandwarproject.com