Saturday, October 13, 2001, 1;00 - 4:00 PM


Dr. Vamik Volkan

Religious Fundamentalism, Violence and its Consequences: A Psychoanalytic View

at the Uris Auditorium, Cornell Medical College, 1300 York Avenue, New York City

Vamik D. Volkan, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia and founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction (CSMHI), University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia. CSMHI studies large groups in conflict, and its multidisciplinary faculty includes psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, psychologists, historians, former diplomats, and political scientists. Dr. Volkan is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, a former president of both the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) and the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society. He is the recipient of many awards, including: the ISPP's Nevitt Sanford Award for his work on political psychology (1994), the American Orthopsychiatric Association's Max Hayman Award for outstanding contribution to the psychology of racism and genocide (1995), the American Anthropological Association's L. Bryce Boyer Award for his study of post-Ceaucescu Romania (1996), and the Margaret Mahler Literature Prize (1999) for his writings on clinical issues. In 2000, he served as an Inaugural Yitzhak Rabin Fellow at the Rabin Center in Israel. In 2001 he became a member of the ten-member Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation Commission. Dr. Volkan is the founder and editor of a quarterly journal, Mind and Human Interaction, which opens meaningful dialogues between the disciplines of history, cuture, politics, and psychoanalysis. He is the author or coauthor of 24 books, including The Need to Have Enemies and Allies, Bloodlines: From Ethnic Pride to Ethnic Terrorism, The Immortal Atatürk (with Norman Itzkowitz), and The Third Reich in the Unconscious (with Gabriele Ast and William Greer) and the editor or co-editor of 7 more. His work has been translated into Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Romanian, Serbian, Spanish, and Turkish.

This program is entirely sponsored by the Association of Psychoanalytic Medicine and both mental health professionals and the general public are invited to attend free of admission charge.