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Benson Auditorium

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1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

Benson Auditorium is in Avery Hall facing the Mounds in the center of campus.

Benson Auditorium

October 2018

MCSI Lecture: “Unconscious Bias: The Social Construction of Black Criminals”

October 9 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
Perception in a Social World

In this talk, USC Professor of Law Jody David Armour will explore how social perceptions of wrongdoers—especially their race, gender, and class—determine how decision makers view their moral culpability and just desserts.

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People on the Move: Organizing for Climate Change

October 11 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

Hahrie Han, Professor of Political Science at UCSB, will examine what a social movement is and why we need it to solve the power problems that underlie climate injustice. Then we will examine ways to organize constituencies that build their power.

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MCSI Lecture: “Normative Cognition in Great Apes”

October 16 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
Perception in a Social World

Drawing on primate and infant research, animal researcher Kristen Andrews offers another approach to examining the question of moral cognition in the great apes by examining the cognitive capacities required for normative thinking.

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November 2018

MCSI Lecture: “Race and the brain: Insights from the neural systems of emotion and decisions”

November 6 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
Perception in a Social World

In this talk, Harvard Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Elizabeth Phelps will provide an overview of research on the neuroscience of race and emotion, focusing on implicit race attitudes that are expressed without conscious effort and control.

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December 2018

MCSI Lecture: “How We Understand Others”

December 4 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Benson Auditorium, 1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
Perception in a Social World

Professor of Philosophy Shannon Spaulding will talk about mindreading, the ability to make sense of what people are thinking, why they act as they do, what they are likely to do next, and how we often make unreliable judgments of others.

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