York College's Nov. 20 Perspective on Peace lecture to be presented by Vamik Volkan
York College's annual Perspective on Peace lecture will be presented by Vamik Volkan, nominated five times for the Nobel Peace Prize and subject of the film Vamik's Room, at 5 p.m., Nov. 20, in DeMeester Recital Hall, Wolf Hall. The event is open to the public free of charge.
An emeritus professor at the University of Virginia and psychiatrist, Volkan is internationally known for his four decades of bringing together conflictual groups for dialogue and mutual understanding. As founder and director of The Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction at the University of Virginia's School of Medicine, he studied the political and historical issues that feed social conflicts as well as their psychological underpinnings. This Center, the first of its kind, brought interdisciplinary teams of experts to traumatized regions in the Middle East, the Soviet Union, the Baltic Republics, The Republic of Georgia, Albania, Kuwait, the former Yugoslavia, Turkey, Greece, and the United States.