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Ferenczi Center Presents: The Emigré Analysts and American Psychoanalysis: History and Contemporary Relevance

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Room UL104, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

This Two-Day Conference honoring the New School Centennial is organized to examine the context AND the contemporary relevance of the forced emigration of European Jewish psychoanalysts in the deepening crisis in Europe in the 1930s, the rise of Fascism, the subsequent war, and the Holocaust. 

Saturday's event will feature three panels.

1. The Political and Historical Background to this work of the ECRI in Europe and in the United States. Life and practice under conditions of immigration for Analysts and families arriving from Europe

Panelists: Nellie Thompson, Ellen Schrecker, Judit Meszaros
Moderator: Adrienne Harris
2. The importing and transforming of Theory and Practice. What changed inside Psychoanalysis – its institutions, its theories, and its practices?

Panelists: Pamela Cooper-White, Emily Kuriloff, Eli Zaretsky
3. Contemporary political and social crises, and exile and emigration in the present.
Panelists: Adam Brown, Irene Cairo, Rogelio Sosnik

Moderator: Aleksandra Wagner  


This event is sponsored by The Sandor Ferenczi Center at The New School for Social Research.

Event Type

Conferences and Symposia, Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Sandor Ferenczi Center




The New School for Social Research, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, Department of Psychology





Full rate: $75 + fees / Ticket and CE Credits: $100 + fees / Free for New School students *must show ID at the door*

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