A House Divided Against Itself? Identities and Cultures in Violent Conflict, 6 - 11 April 2016, Kliczków Castle, Poland
Europe and many parts of the world are experiencing tension, fear and unrest caused by the surfacing and eruption of new and old threats: financial uncertainty and crisis, religious and ethnic intolerance, waves of legal and illegal immigration, and minorities that claim autonomy and political recognition. This unrest has increasingly given rise to hatred, violence and attacks against those perceived as "others". We believe that such attacks stem largely from feeling that one's own identity and cultural safety are threatened.
This conference explores the sources for such feelings and what contributes to their violent expression in action. The approach is based on the application of Group Relations methodology, which aims to explore and understand social processes through the experience of conference participants, assisted by an experienced international staff. It is a continuation of PCCA's work with Germans and Israelis, as well as with Palestinians and Others.
Conference staff: Leslie Brissett, M. Fakhry Davids, Shmuel Erlich, Veronika Grueneisen, Olya Khaleelee, Nadine Riad Tchelebi, Allan Shafer, Yael Sharon, Iwona Sołtysińska, Dorothee C. von Tippelskirch-Eissing
German Psychoanalytic Association
German Psychoanalytic Society
Israel Psychoanalytic Society
Polish Psychoanalytical Society
International Psychoanalytic Association
OFEK – The Israel Association for the Study of Group and Organizational Processes
The Tavistock Institute
Contact Geber+Reusch, Brigitte Reusch, Habichtsweg 11, D-60437 Frankfurt
Phone: +49 (0) 69 50 52 39
Wednesday, 6 April, 2016 - 15:00 to Monday, 11 April, 2016 - 13:00
Kliczków Castle, Poland
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