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Scott Atran

Directeur de Recherche, Anthropologie | CNRS, Institut Jean Nicod – Ecole Normale Superieure
Presentation: "The Devoted Actor and Sacred Values in Human Conflict and Cooperation"

Scott Atran (born 1952) is an American and French anthropologist who is a Director of Research in Anthropology at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University in England, Presidential Scholar at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, and also holds offices at the University of Michigan. He has studied and written about terrorism, violence and religion, and has done fieldwork with terrorists and Islamic fundamentalists, as well as political leaders.