Emile Bruneau, Ph.D.
Emile Bruneau, Ph.D., is a researcher and lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his formal training in neuroscience, Bruneau worked, traveled, and lived in a number of conflict regions: South Africa during the transition from apartheid to democracy, Sri Lanka during one of the largest Tamil Tiger strikes in that nation’s history, Ireland during “The Troubles,” and Israel/Palestine around the Second Intifada. Bruneau is now working to bring the tools of science to bear on the problem of intergroup conflict by characterizing the (often unconscious) cognitive biases that drive conflict, and critically evaluating efforts aimed at transcending these biases. In 2015, he received a Bok Center Award for teaching at Harvard and was honored with the Ed Cairns Early Career Award in Peace Psychology. His work has received funding from the UN, US Institute for Peace, Soros Foundation, DARPA, ONR, and DRAPER Laboratories. Bruneau received his doctorate from the University of Michigan.