Dr. Vamık Volkan’s 2017 Academic Activities

Dr. Vamık Volkan’s 2017 Academic Activities


Volkan, V. D. (2017). Immigrants and Refugees: Trauma, Perennial Mourning, and Border Psychology. London: Karnac. (Turkish edition: Göcmenler ve Mülteciler: Travma, Sürekli Yas, Onyargı ve Sınır Psikolojisi, Ankara: Pusula [2017]).

Suistola, J. and Volkan, V.D. (2017). Religious Knives: Historical and Psychological Dimensions of International Terrorism.  Durham, N. C.: Pitchstone


Volkan, V. D. (2017). From earthquakes to ethnic cleansing: massive trauma and its individualized and societal consequences. In Trauma, Trust, and Memory – Social Trauma and Reconciliation in Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Cultural Memory. A. Hamburger (Ed.), pp.5-12. London: Karnac.

Volkan, V. D. (2017). Large-group traumas at the hand of the “others,” transgenerational transmissions, and chosen traumas.  In A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Conflicts and Reconciliation in Groups and Societies, Ed. G. Ofer, pp. 3-18. London: Karnac.


February 2, 2017: Plenary Session: Children of War and as Refugees The 31st Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and family Management, San Diego, California, USA.

February 14-15, 2017: Public Lectures for business people: International relationships from a psychoanalytic angle. Management Centre Türkiye, Istanbul, Turkey.

April 15, 2017: Gods do not Negotiate: A psychohistorical look at terrorism. The Margaret Mahler Symposium- Philadelphia., USA.

July 6, 2017: On large-group identity and societal issues in North Cyprus. Lefke American University, Lefke, North Cyprus.

August 16, 2017: Keynote Speech: Refugee crises, the Other, Terrorist Organizations and Border Psychology. Group Analytic Symposium, Berlin, Germany.

September 22-24: Seminars on Psychoanalytic concepts- CISED, Istanbul, Turkey.

October 7, 2017: Seminars on Refugee crises, the Other, Terrorist Organizations and Border Psychology. Virginia Psychoanalytic Association. Richmond, Virginia, USA.

October 27, 2017: Keynote Speech: Congress Social Responsibility and Sustainability- El Bosque University, Bogota, Colombia.

October 28, 2017 : A study of societal prejudice. The Department of Bioethics, El Bosque University, Bogota, Colombia.

December 7, 2017: Panel discussion: Being the Other: Bridging the gap between communities. The Simorgh, Vienna, Austria.

December 8, 2017: Moderator: International Dialogue Initiative discussion of political events in various countries and dialogue with members of international organizations’ representatives. Atieh International, Vienna, Austria.

December 11, 2017: World Affairs from a Psychopolitical point

of view. The Harvard Club of Austria and the Stanford Club of Austria,

Vienna, Austria.