Thu, Nov 26, 2009: Psychology and Our Current Crises – An Exploration

Science for Peace General Meeting

Thursday, November 26, 2009, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OISE, room 2-212, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Judith Deutsch is the President of Science for Peace and a psychoanalyst. She has recently written about the psychological barriers to addressing climate change, about the exploitation of youth in Israel/Palestine, and teaches a course on conscience development.

Dennis Fox is Emeritus Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Psychology at the University of Illinois at Springfield, Fulbright Distinguished Lecturing Chair and a visiting professor at York University. He is teaching a seminar at York called Psychology and Society in Critical Perspective. He has written on a range of topics, including “The Law says Corporations are Persons, but Psychology knows Better.”

Richard B. Lee is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. He is internationally known for his studies of hunting and gathering societies, particularly the Ju/‘hoansi-!Kung San of Botswana, with whom he has worked since 1963. Studies of foragers have also taken him to Tanzania, Namibia, Alaska, Australia, British Columbia, the Yukon, and Labrador. His current research interests are in ecology, history, African studies, indigenous peoples, the politics of culture, fascism, issues of academic freedom.