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The Global Psyche (2017) schedule

The Global Psyche:
experiments in ethics, politics, and technoscience
March 16-17, 2017, Vanderbilt University


(subject to minor changes)

The Global Psyche keynote addresses by Professors Allan Young and Margaret Lock do not require pre-registration.

Pre-registration is only required for panel attendance, and attendees may go to any number or combination of the five panels. We regret that panels are now full.

This conference is free and open to the public.

Location: Sarratt 216/220

09:15–09:30 am: Coffee & tea

09:30–09:45 am: Opening remarks

09:45–11:15 am: Panel 1: Subjects and subjectivities
Sean Brotherton, “Psychoanalysis as an ‘epistemic culture’ in Buenos Aires”

Cristiana Giordano, “The Psychic Life of Drawings”

Hanna Keizler, “When Treatment Makes the Patient”

Jonathan Metzl, “The Health Politics of Alt-White Supremacy”

11:15–11:30 am: Coffee & tea break

11:30 am–1:00 pm: Panel 2: Migrations, Borders, Crises

Anne M. Lovell, “Animating the global psyche: metrics and crisis in Senegal”

Dominique Béhague, “In spite of and with the global psyche: trajectories of conflict, politics and justice in Pelotas, Brazil”

Angela Garcia, “Captivity, Coercion, Ethics: On Drug Recovery in Mexico”

Miriam Ticktin, “The Changing Subjects of Humanitarianism: from Border Walls to Anonymous Collectives”

2:15–3:30 pm: Panel 3: Interrogating globalization
Laurence Kirmayer, “Psychiatry in the Anthropocene”

Francisco Ortega, “Challenges for implementing a global mental health agenda in Brazil: The ‘silencing’ of culture”

Beth Conklin, “Configuring Biosocial Risk and Responsibility: A View from Native Amazonia”

3:30–5:00 pm: Coffee & tea 

5:00–6:30 pm: Keynote, Professor Allan Young, 
“Has the brain a mind of its own?”

Location: Alumni Hall Room 201

6:30–8:00 pm: Reception
Location: 206 Reading Room Alumni Hall


Location: The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center auditorium

 09:15–09:45 am: Coffee & tea with graduate students

09:45–11:15 am: Panel 4: Seeking new epistemologies
Tobias Rees, “An Essay on Human Nature – Or How we became human: An homage to Allan Young”

Zoe Wool, “Homunculus Revolts”

Eugene Raikhel, “Pathological desire: Debating addiction and evidence in Putin’s Russia”

Todd Meyers, “Coming apart at home and psychiatric intervention in the lesser milieus of global mental health”

12:15–1:45 pm: Keynote, Professor Margaret Lock,
“The Embedded Psyche: The Anthropocene, Postgenomics, and the Microbiome”

1:45–2:15 pm: Coffee & tea

2:45 – 4:15 pm: Panel 5: In/securities, surveillance, collective stress
Junko Kitanaka, “Preventive Psychiatry by Popular Demand: Dementia Care and Screening in Japan”

Kenneth MacLeish, “The Psyche of Counterinsurgency”

Jocelyn Chua, “War on Drugs: The Spatial Mobility and Regulation of Psychiatric Medications in the Post-9/11 Wars”

Joseph Masco, “Living in the Psychozoic: On Planetary Stress”

4:15–5:00 pm: Closing remarks


Register to attend the Global Psyche Panels

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