The Political Mind 2021

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Organised by:

British Psychoanalytical Society (incorporating the Institute of Psychoanalysis)

04 May 2021 - 13 July 2021

Time: 20:15 - 21:45

Price: Non Member £200.00 | Students £120.00 | BPC Members £180.00 | Individual tickets available

Location: online


These seminars will explore contemporary issues such as the pandemic, racism, totalitarian thinking and dangers to democracy, as well as NHS, the market economy, the climate crisis, and gender and sexuality. Chaired by David Morgan

4th May | A psycho-analytic view of why radical uncertainty is such a challenge to politicians and the financial world | Phil Stokoe

11th May | The Woman, The Rose and The War. A conversation on psychoanalysis and art illustrating the irreparable damage of brutal violence and its impact on women. | Dr Constanza Aranguren (Colombia)

18th May | Authoritarianism and Dancing Bears: Implications for a New Beginning. The abstract for this seminar can be found by clicking on the blue title | Dr Jonathan Sklar

25th May | What psychoanalysis can offer leaders | Dr Kerry Sulkowicz (USA)

*Half Term*

8th June | #MeToo: The Feminine as Portal to Free Speech and Emancipatory Democracy | Jill Gentile (USA)

15th June | Psychoanalysis for the People: Working with Disenfranchised Populations | Dr Patricia Gherovici

22nd June | The Coronavirus Pandemic and its Meanings | Prof Michael Rustin

29th June | Blackness & Whiteness: A psychoanalytic conversation | Fakhry Davids and colleague TBC

6th July | Reflections on the Politics of Gender Identity | Dr David Bell & Prof David Pilgrim

13th July | Psychological Roots of the Climate Crisis: Neoliberal Exceptionalism and the Culture of Uncare | Sally Weintrobe

These lectures will be held on Zoom and will also be available for the following 24 hours to all registered participants.

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