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Representing Atrocity: distant suffering and the politics of pity

Centre for the Study of Human Rights panel discussion

Humanitarian campaigns create a 'politics of pity' that transforms the way we think about our moral responsibility for distant suffering. What is the impact on the relationship between knowing and acting?

Lilie Chouliaraki is professor of media and communications at LSE.

Stjepan Mestrovic is professor of sociology at Texas A&M University.

Irene Bruna Seu is senior lecturer in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London.


Professor Lilie Chouliaraki | talks
Professor Stjepan Mestrovic | talks
Dr Irene Bruna Seu | talks
Chair: Dr Claire Moon | talks


Date and Time:

16 February 2011 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Hong Kong Theatre
Clement House
London School of Economics and Political Science

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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