Date & Time:
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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In his seminal - and controversial - experiment, Milgram explored how much pain a college student was willing to cause another student on the orders of an authority figure. The current pandemic - in which governments have mandated mask-wearing and prohibited social gatherings - brings fresh relevance to Milgram’s research question: why do some obey authority while others do not? Our discussion will center on the study’s design, results, and conclusions - providing tools for understanding and interpreting quantitative data in a Seminar text, and for using empirical research to illuminate political issues. 
Related Seminar text: Milgram, “Behavioral Study of Obedience” (Sem 104)
With Ani Moughamian & Karen Ruff

Wednesday, October 6
1-2:15 pm 
Hagerty Lounge

Most Informal Curriculum programs have an interactive component; we recommend using both audio and video functions to fully engage with the experience.  We also encourage students to sign in using their real names; complete the assigned reading beforehand, and have access to the text/s during the event.