The Twenty-First Annual Harriet W. Sheridan Literature and Medicine Lecture

Research as Witness: A Psychiatrist's Struggles with Extreme Events

by Robert Jay Lifton, MD
Author of Witness to an Extreme Century: A Memoir

Monday, October 21, 2013
MacMillan Hall, Room 117
Brown University

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Robert Jay Lifton, MDRobert Jay Lifton, MDRobert Jay Lifton has been Research Professor of Psychiatry at Yale, Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York, Visiting Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard, and is presently Lecturer in Psychiatry at Columbia University. In his work he has sought to combine scholarship and activism. His books include, most recently, Witness to an Extreme Century: A Memoir, and Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima which won a National Book Award), Hiroshima in America: A Half-Century of Denial (with Greg Mitchell), The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide, and Home from the War: Learning from Vietnam Veterans. He continues to work on war-peace issues and on psychological and historical aspects of nuclear threat and global warming.