The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series at Plymouth State College will host Dr. Vamik D. Volkan at 7 p.m. Monday, October 21 in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Cultural Arts Center.
Dr. Volkan is founder and director of the Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction and professor of psychiatry at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The center focuses on the nature of large groups in conflict, and seeks to understand conflict and societal trauma from many perspectives, including political science, history, psychology and psychiatry.
Dr. Volkan is also a member of The Carter Center’s International Negotiation Network and a training and supervising analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Washington D.C. He has served as president of the International Society of Political Psychology and in 1994 received the society’s Nevitt Sanford award for outstanding contributions to the field. In 2000, he served for four months as an Inaugural Fellow at the Yitzhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies in Tel Aviv. Dr. Volkan is editor and founder of CSMHI’s quarterly journal, “Mind and Human Interaction,” and has published more thirty books.
The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series was established at Plymouth State College in 1979 to bring a variety of speakers to the College each year to address the critical political, social and cultural issues and events of our time. Sidore Lectures are offered to the public free of charge.
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