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Current Program Schedule

Fall 2020
The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar
2:00 PM- 3:30PM

Due to Covid-19, Richardson Seminars will take place online through the fall semester. For the URL, please contact Dr. Megan Wolff at

September 9
Victor J. Krebs, Ph.D., Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
& Richard Frankel, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
"Human Virtuality and Digital Life"
September 16
Issues in Mental Health Policy
Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.R.C.P.
, Weill Cornell Medicine
"Bioethics after COVID-19 & Why History Matters"
October 7
On the Nature of the Imagination: George Makari in discussion with Siri Hustvedt and Paul Auster
October 21
Andrew Scull, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
"Some Remarks on Psychiatry and its Discontents"
November 4
Jennifer Lambe, Ph.D., Brown University
"Mind Wars: Psychiatry and its Critics, 1960-1994"
November 18
December 2
Andreas Killen, Ph.D., City University of New York
"Experiments in Consciousness: Brain Science in the 1950s"
December 16
Jonathan Sadowsky, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
"Narrative Arcs in the History of Psychiatry: the Case of Depression"
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New York-Presbyterian. The University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell