30th - May 1st, 2005
Club, 4 East 60th St., New York, NY
The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health and
The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic
Psychotherapy announces a major multi-disciplinary two day
conference on Evil.
It will be held at the Harmonie Club, 4 East
60th Street, New York, NY on April 30th and May 1st of 2005.
The conference is designed to be a dialogue
among psychoanalysts, philosophers, and theologians.
The topic will be addressed by each discipline
in separate segments of the conference. One or two brief papers
will precede an in-depth
discussion among the participants with maximum audience participation.
The conference will conclude with a plenary session in which
participants and the audience will have the opportunity to
discuss the topic from an interdisciplinary perspective.
The participants are:
Philosophy: Susan Neiman, Wendy Doniger and
Moderator: Joel Whitebook (Saturday morning).
Psychoanalysis: Ana Marie Rizzuto, Ann Ulanov,
Paul Ornstein, and James Grotstein.
Moderator: William Dubin. (Saturday afternoon).
Theology: Emilie Townes, James Allison, Eugene
Borowitz, Majid Fakhry. Moderator: Christopher Morse (Sunday
Plenary Session: All participants. Moderator:
Marlin Brenner (Sunday afternoon).
The conference will also feature:
Lance Morrow, noted Time correspondent and author
of a recent book Evil: An Investigation, as keynote
speaker on Saturday morning.
The Honorable Charles Rangel, noted New York
Congressman, as luncheon speaker on Saturday on the topic
of "The Politics of Evil".
Daniel Brenner, who will present a film and
conduct a discussion on "Evil in Film" on Saturday
Registration begins at 8:30 AM on Saturday morning.
Continental Breakfast is served each morning
beginning at 8:30 AM.
Program begins at 9 AM on Saturday and 9:30
AM on Sunday.
$275 Two-Day Admission: add $40 for Saturday
Lunch with Charles Rangel.
$150 Clergy, Academics, Seniors over 65, Students,
Candidates, Residents and Interns: add $40 for Saturday Lunch
with Charles Rangel.
To request a brochure: email
or call Gene Yellin: firstname.lastname@example.org
, 212 564 4067.
To register now, fill out the information below
and send a check payable to MCMH (Metropolitan Center for
Mental Health) to:
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Wendy Doniger, Ph.D., Ph.D.
from Harvard University and D.Phil. from Oxford University.
Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor in the Divinity
School at the University of Chicago. Prolific author of numerous
volumes including The Origin of Evil in Hindu Mythology.
Lance Morrow, B.A. Professor,
Boston University. Author, Evil: An Investigation. Award winning
essayist for TIME magazine on politics, culture, and international
affairs. His next book , The Best Year Of Their Lives:
Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon in 1948 will be published
by in the spring of 2005.
Ana-Maria Rizzuto, M.D., Training
and Supervising Analyst, Psychoanalytic Institute of New England,
East. Author, The Birth of the Living God. A Psychoanalytic
Study , Why did Freud Reject God. A Psychodynamic Interpretation.
Co-authored with Drs. W. W. Meissner, S.J. and Dan H. Buie,
The Dynamics of Human Aggression: Theoretical Foundations
and Clinical Applications.
Daniel A. Brenner, M.D. Instructor
in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Advanced candidate
in psychoanalysis at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society. Graduate
of Harvard University, Tufts Medical School. Member of the
clinical faculty at Cambridge Hospital. Private practice,
James Alison, S.T.L., Doctorate
in theology from the Jesuit Faculty in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Author of numerous books including Knowing Jesus, Raising
Abel: The Joy of Being Wrong, Faith Beyond Resentment: Fragments
Catholic and Gay. Currently works as a highly sought
after itinerant preacher, lecturer and retreat giver in South
America, the United States and England. Lives in London.
James S. Grotstein, M.D. Clinical
Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine and Training
and Supervising Analyst at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic
Society. Author of 237 published papers and the author, editor,
and/or co-editor of eight books. Most recent book is Who
Is the Dreamer Who Dreams The Dream?: A Study of Psychic Presences.
Emilie Townes, Ph.D., Doctor
of Ministry, Univ. of Chicago Divinity School. Ph.D. in Religion
in Society and Personality, Northwestern Univesity. Member,
Society of Christian Ethics, Society for the Study of Black
Religion, and American Academy of Religion. Editor, A
Troubling in My Soul: Womanist perspectives on Evil and Suffering.
Author, Womanist Justice, Womanist Hope. Teaches
at the Union Theological Seminary.
Paul Ornstein, M.D., Professor
of Psychoanalysis (Emeritus), University of Cincinnati, Department
of Psychiatry; Lecturer in Psychiatry, Harvard University,
Co-Director, International Center for the Study of Psychoanalytic
Self Psychology; Training and Supervising Analyst, Cincinnati
Susan Nieman, Ph.D. Author
of many books, most recently Evil in Modern Thought.,
which has received numerous awards. Director of the Einstein
Forum, an international forum which fosters intellectual interchange
between the public and major international thinkers. Studied
at Harvard and the Freie Universität Berlin. Taught at
Yale and Tel Aviv University.
Ann Ulanov, M. Div., Ph.D., L.H.D., Professor
of Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary.
Supervising analyst and faculty member of the C. G. Jung Institute,
New York City. Author, The Feminine in Christian Theology
and in Jungian Psychology, Receiving Woman: Studies in the
Psychology and Theology of the Feminine, Picturing God; The
Wisdom of the Psyche. In private practice.
Congressman Charles B. Rangel,
In his seventeenth term as Representative from the 15th Congressional
District. Ranking Member of the Committee on Ways and Means.
Founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Graduate
of St. John's School of Law. Elected to the 92nd Congress
in 1970, and re-elected to each succeeding congress.
Cornel West, Ph.D. , Professor
of Religion at Princeton University. AB from Harvard and PhD
from Princeton. Taught at Yale and Princeton, where he was
former Chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies. Author
of many books including Race Matters, Restoring Hope,
Jews and Blacks: Let the Healing Begin. Frequent guest
in many forums and considered one of America's most prominent
Eugene B. Borowitz, HUC-JIR, Ed.D,
Professor of Education and Jewish Religious Thought at HUC-JIR/New
York. Ordained by the College and earned doctorates there
and at Columbia University. Dean of American Jewish philosophers,
specializes in contemporary Jewish thought and ethics. Recent
Books include Choices in Modern Jewish Thought, Liberal
Judaism, and Exploring Jewish Ethics.
Majid Fakhry, Ph.D., Professor
Emeritis and former Chairman, Philosophy Department., American
University of Beirut. Currently teaches at Georgetown University.
Author, A History of Islamic Philosophy, Ethical Theories
in Islam, and The Qur'an, A Modern English Version as
well as other works in Arabic.