Barry O'Neill

University of California, Los Angeles

Barry O’Neill, Professor of Political Science at University of California, Los Angeles, will conduct research on how public apologies can be used to resolve conflict and promote reconciliation between states or groups. He will discuss strategic dilemmas in apologizing, assess the importance of symbolism in apologies, and study apology patterns in different cultures. For the project, he will assemble a systematic database of international apologies that will discuss how and why they were made, and how they were received.


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