Explore the mind, motives of Norway shooter at Public Affairs Discussion Group

Mark Turner CWRU
Mark Turner

Mark Turner, Institute Professor and professor of cognitive science, and Francis Steen, associate professor of communication studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, will lead this Friday’s Public Affairs Discussion Group.

Steen, who will join the discussion via videoconference, and Turner will present a case study of a shooter, delving into the motives, actions and goals of shooters as well as the media coverage of their cases. In their talk, titled “Mass Murder for the Media: The Breivik Case in Norway,” they will discuss whether the attention we give these stories is backfiring.

The discussion will take place Friday, April 19, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, located in the basement of Crawford Hall.

Since 1989, faculty, emeriti, students and staff have gathered on Fridays for a brown-bag lunch and to discuss topics in public affairs.

For updates and more information about the Friday lunch schedule, visit fridaylunch.case.edu.