Paul Ekman (2012)


Dr. Paul Ekman delivered the 2012 Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics, entitled “When, Why, and Should We Lie: The Science Behind Lie to Me,” on April 12, 2012. After retiring from the University of California at San Francisco, he created the Ekman Group, LLC to translate the findings of his research into practical tools for law enforcement. In 1991, Ekman was awarded the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, the American Psychological Association’s highest award for basic research. In 2001, he was named by the American Psychological Association as one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century. And in 2009, TIME Magazine listed him as one of the top 100 most influential people of that year. He discussed emotion, expression, and deceit.