Dr. Carol Apt to Speak at Brown Bag Lecture Series

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dr. Carol AptThe College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CEHSS) Interdisciplinary Research Committee at SC State will host a Brown Bag Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at noon in Staley Hall Auditorium.

The Brown Bag Lecture Series introduces SC State faculty to the initiatives taking place within the College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences and encourages collaborative research projects between disciplines. The series also provides a congenial atmosphere for colleagues to share thoughts and ideas.

Dr. Carol Apt, professor of sociology at SC State will serve as guest speaker.  Apt’s topic will be: “The Holocaust:  How Ordinary People Can Commit Atrocities.”

Apt’s presentation will take a look at what motivates people to commit the kinds of atrocities that have occurred in various acts of genocide.  Using the Holocaust as an example, Apt will provide examples of cultural factors that predispose ordinary citizens to intentionally harm their fellow human beings.

“Our next lecture has important implications for current global problems and issues.  It is also another excellent example of how topics in the series cross the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines,” said Giselle White-Perry, assistant professor of criminal justice.

For more information on the Brown Bag Lecture Series, contact Dr. Angela Shaw-Thornburg at (803) 536-7944 or Mrs. Giselle White-Perry at (803) 536-8803.