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Current Program Schedule

Fall 2021
The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar
2:00 PM- 3:30PM

Due to the Delta variant of Covid-19, Richardson Seminars will be conducted online until further notice. To register, click here. Or, contact Dr. Megan Wolff at

September 8
Kylie Smith, Ph.D., Emory University
“Jim Crow in the Asylum: Psychiatry and Segregation in the American South 1945-1970”
September 15
George J. Makari, M.D., Weill Cornell Medicine
“Of Fear and Strangers: A History of Xenophobia”
September 29
Issues in Mental Health Policy
Lise Van Susteren, M.D., Climate Psychiatry Alliance
“Deny Much? Climate Inaction and the Psyche”
October 6
Psychiatry and the Arts
October 20
James Kennaway, Ph.D., Helmut Schmidt University, Germany
"Neuromusic? A Critical Humanities Perspective on Music and Medicine"
November 3
Jacqueline Lecki, Ph.D., Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
“Colonizing Madness: Asylum and Community in Fiji”
November 17
Brett Kahr, Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, London
“Donald Winnicott’s Pandemics: Surviving the Spanish Flu of 1918 and the Hong Kong Flu of 1968”
December 1
Psychiatry and the Arts
Meredith Ward, M.Div., M.A., St. Bartholomew's Church, Manhattan,
in conversation with Curtis Hart, M.Div., Weill Cornell Medicine
"Picturing Creation: Art, Faith, and Science in 19th Century American Painting”
December 15
Heather Love, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
"From the Outside In: Goffman's Concept of Stigma and Observational Research in the Human Sciences"
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New York-Presbyterian. The University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell