The Department of Psychology presents a Kantor Lecture titled “Bringing the Mind into the Courtroom: Using Science to Challenge Commonsense” by Eugene Borgida, professor of psychology and law at the University of Minnesota. He is a Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor of Psychology and held the Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs for 2002-2003. In addition, Borgida is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science, and has served as Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Political Psychology, which he co-founded, and Co-Editor of the journal, Political Psychology. From 1992-95 he was Associate Dean and Executive Officer of the College of Liberal Arts, and from 1996-99 he served as chair of the Psychology Department. Borgida’s research has been funded by NIMH, NIH, NSF, and The Pew Charitable Trusts. He received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the College of Liberal Arts and the system-wide Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education in 1989. With L. Rudman, Borgida won the 1994 Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize, and in 1989, he and colleagues J.L. Sullivan and J. Aldrich won the Heinz Eulau Award for the best paper published in the American Political Science Review. He is a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science (APS), a Fellow in several divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA), and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has served on the Board of Directors for the APS and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). Borgida’s research interests include social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, psychology and law, and political psychology.