NEW: Video's of Alan Berkowitz on Bystander Behavior Please click here

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I hope that your visit here indicates a shared passion for increasing social justice, health and well-being, and to bringing heart and mind into alignment with each other – within ourselves, in our communities, and for all beings who live here with us on planet earth.

This site is designed to provide you with an introduction to my work and teaching through articles, interviews, video clips, and examples of workshops and lectures. Topical areas covered include sexual assault prevention, the social norms approach, alcohol and other drug prevention, leadership development, anti-oppression and social justice work, and bringing spirituality into our lives through exposure to perennial wisdom traditions.

I have also included biographical information and testimonials in case you are interested in bringing me to your community as a speaker or trainer. My work brings me to colleges and universities, military bases and academies, non-profit institutions and schools, places of worship, and spiritual centers around the world and it would be a pleasure to visit you and to support your work.

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*New and Recent*

* "Three new articles on the relationship of bystander behavior and norm misperceptions in preventing violence." Please click here for citations.

*"A Successful Web-Based Rape Prevention Intervention for Men" Please click here to read.

*"A Social Norms Violence Prevention Toolkit" Please click here to read.

*"A Successful Rape Prevention Program for Men" Please click here

*"Spiritual Service and the Inner Meaning of Temple." Please click here

*"A Social Norms Approach to Masculinity"
Please click here

*"Fostering Healthy Norms to Prevent Violence and Abuse: The Social Norms Approach" Please click here

"A Complete Guide to Bystander Intervention" Please click here

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I thought he was awesome! I was really glad to see something like that happening on our campus! He made so many good points. I also thought that questions and answers were especially effective as they pertained particularly to our campus, and to some specific situations and climate that have occurred in the past.
A Student
Ohio Weslyan University

I have had the pleasure of hearing Alan speak for two large groups as well as several small. Alan's presentations are poignant and he is able to gear his talk well to his target audience so that it is meaningful to each participant individually. I have been impressed with his quiet gentle way of directing the discussion. He is great at bringing the audience into the discussion. I have found him to be extremely knowledgeable about his subject matter. Students, administrators and faculty all related to him well.
Julie M. Preito
Bishop Wellness Center    
Willamette University

Dr. Berkowitz's public lecture was enormously successful. Many students reported that, of the various lectures they had attended over the course of the year, his was the most enjoyable, important, and informative. In fact, members of the audience continued to discuss the lecture and their favorable impressions of him right up until the academic year ended. Having participated in dozens of events involving guest lecturers to campus, I can only note that his lasting favorable effect is remarkable and most unusual. Without question, if his visit to Colby can serve as the measure, his reputation is an earned and deserved one. Terese Arendell, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Sociology
Colby College

New articles on the relationship of bystander behavior and norm misperceptions in preventing violence: