The Political Mind Series 2024

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Organised by:

British Psychoanalytical Society (incorporating the Institute of Psychoanalysis)

14 May 2024 - 16 July 2024

Time: 20:15 - 21:45

Price: Standard: £260 BPC Members: £245 Concession: £175

Location: online


These weekly seminars will explore the many contemporary political issues of our time from a psychoanalytic perspective.

14th May | The limits of individual psychology when addressing communal conflict – Lord John Alderdice, Chair: David Morgan

21st May | Psychoanalysis under Conditions of War – Prof Jeanne Wolff-Bernstein, Chair: Penny Crick

28th May | An Analysis of Activism – Dr Daniel Burston, Chair: Ruth McCall

4th June | Paradise Lost? The Climate Crisis and the Human Condition – Prof Paul Hoggett, Chair: John Keene

11th June | Primacy of Emotion over Thinking in Political Engagement – Phil Stokoe, Chair: Dr Rachel Gibbons

18th June | State of the World: Facing our Hatreds, Uncovering our Humanity – Dr Harriet Wolfe, IPA President, Chair: Vic Sedlak IOPA President

25th June | How a cultural age ends and the repressed returns – Dr Jonathan Sklar, Chair: Constanza Aranguren

2nd July | Can a Better Future Be Built for Gaza? – Dr Gabrielle Rifkind, Chair: Dr Marco Chiesa

9th July | Global Insecurity. The Rise and Rise of Global Anti-terrorism – Prof Conor Gearty, Chair: Narendra Keval

16th July | Commodities: Consuming people – Prof Bob Hinshelwood, Chair: David Morgan

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