Presented by Jennifer Freyd, University of Oregon
4:00pm - 5:00pm
The term institutional betrayal refers to wrongdoings perpetrated by an institution upon individuals dependent on that institution, including failure to prevent or respond supportively to wrongdoings by individuals (e.g. sexual harassment) committed within the context of the institution (e.g. a university , department, or lab). Victims of institutional betrayal may be harmed materially and psychological. Institutional courage is an antidote to institutional betrayal. Institutional courage involves an institution’s commitment to seek the truth and engage in moral action, despite unpleasantness, risk, and short-term cost. In this colloquium, Jennifer Freyd will explore the power of institutions to act with institutional courage, and the importance of accountability and transparency in these critical moments. She will explain her concepts of betrayal trauma, betrayal blindness, DARVO, and institutional betrayal – and how these ideas and her research findings led to her work on institutional courage. Freyd will provide concrete steps for both individuals and institutions to nurture institutional courage.
Hosted by Laura Kaufman
January 21, 2021 at 4:00pm EST
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