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James Gilligan M.D.

James Gilligan, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Adjunct Professor of Law, and Collegiate Professor of Arts and Sciences at New York University. He is a renowned Violence Studies expert and author of the influential Violence: Our Deadly Epidemic and Its Causes, as well as Preventing Violence and Why Some Politicians Are More Dangerous than Others. He has served as Director of Bridgewater State Hospital, Director of Mental Health for the Massachusetts prison system, President of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy, and as a consultant to President Clinton, Tony Blair, Kofi Annan, the World Court, the World Health Organization, and the World Economic Forum.