Invitation to the Psychohistory Forum Work-in-Progress Meeting

Topic: “Antisemitism: A Psychohistorical Enigma”

Presenter: Inna Rozentsvit, M.D. (Psychohistory Forum/Clio’s Psyche)

April 6, 2024 (Saturday)
10:30am-1:00pm EDT/NYC (room opens at 10:00am)

Virtual Participation via Zoom.
RSVP is required (see the RSVP form below)
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Introduction by the Psychohistory Forum’s Director/Convenor:

There has been an explosion of antisemitism in the U.S. and around the world.  I like to say antisemites are coming out of the woodwork, especially since the assault on Israelis by Hamas on October 7, 2023, and Israel’s subsequent destructive bombardment of Gaza. We could not have a timelier Psychohistory Forum Work-in-Progress meeting. I trust that you and your colleagues will join us for this virtual presentation.

Below are the abstract of the paper and a short bio of the presenter.

Antisemitism: A Psychohistorical Enigma
by Inna Rozentsvit

Abstract:

Antisemitism as prejudice and discrimination against Jewish individuals and communities, a deeply troubling phenomenon, has existed since ancient times while constantly changing its expressions. This article attempts to examine the psychohistorical context of antisemitism, which is crucial in combating it as well as fostering a more inclusive and tolerant world.

Brief Bio:

Inna Rozentsvit, MD, PhD, MBA, MSciEd, is Associate Director/Convenor of the Psychohistory Forum and Associate Editor of Clio’s Psyche. She is a neurologist, neurodiversity & neurorehabilitation specialist; a psychoanalyst, psychohistorian, transdisciplinary researcher, as well as a certified mediator and certified parent coach. She is a Founder of and neuropsychoeducator at NeuroRecovery Solutions, Inc. (www.neurorecoverysolutions.com); the Director of Programs, scientific faculty member, and founder of the Parent-Child Development and the Neuropsychoanalysis Programs at the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis (www.orinyc.org). Dr. Rozentsvit is also the Founder of and Editor-in-Chief at ORI Academic Press, MindMendMedia (), MindMend Publishing (www.oriacademicpress.org), and the MindConsiliums (open access journal, www.mindconsiliums.org), and the editor of Psychohistory News (IPhA’s quarterly newsletter). You can find out more information about her on www.innarozentsvit.com. She may be contacted at inna.rozentsvit@gmail.com.

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Announcements:

There are about a dozen articles on antisemitism submitted for Clio’s Psyche’s Call for Papers on it, which are currently being refereed. The Antisemitism Special Issue will appear in the Spring and include a commentary on Inna’s paper as well as her response to the commentary. I hope that all the colleagues who submitted papers on antisemitism in its many historical and contemporary variations will participate in Inna’s presentation. Like all our work-in-progress seminars, most time is devoted to Q&A.

Please also keep in mind that on the last Saturday in April, we will also have a seminar devoted to the Psychology of Sports with Drs. Tom Ferraro and Kenneth B. V. Gross as presenters. Two additional meetings are being vetted by a committee, and we will have our traditional before the U.S. Presidential Election meeting on November 2nd with the details to be announced.

 

Best regards,

Paul Elovitz