“Rather than living our lives, we are ”lived” by unknown and uncontrollable forces.”
― Sigmund Freud
2021 Conversations with Lacan Symposium. Zoom recording of a Symposium held by the European Journal of Psychoanalysis and the Foundation of California Psychoanalysis on January 16, 2021.
During the event, themes from the landmark new book “Conversations with Lacan” by Sergio Benvenuto were discussed. Panelists include: Sergio Benvenuto, Patricia Gherovici, David Lichtenstein, Lou Rose, Emma Lieber and Fernando Castrillon.
2019 World Ecology Research Network Conference in San Francisco. Planetary Utopias, Capitalist Dystopias: Justice, Nature and the Liberation of Life:
I presented my text, “Denying Death Its Due: Ecological Discourse, Technology and the Unconscious”, to be published later this year in the Argentinian journal Saltos: Investigación y Enseñanza en Psicoanálisis
December 2016: Psychoanalysis and Activism Forum
Together with Lewis & Clark College Professor Tod Sloan, and CIIS graduate Paul Kalkin, I participated in a panel discussion facilitated by Anthropology and Social Change Ph.D. Candidate Claudia Lodia. Together as analysts, educators and activists we orchestrated an open and creative discussion about the role of psychoanalysis in activism, the recent election of Donald Trump and proposed policies that could increase the visibility of class struggle and openly oppose hate-based propaganda and the exploitative nature of global capitalism.
August 2016: Panel Discussion-Stanley Kubrick, Futurist
I was a panelist in a discussion of the visionary film-making of Stanley Kubrick and his prescient observations about man and technology, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco. Watch the panel discussion here:
March 2010: I was a guest on the PBS show “Media Shift/5Across”
Entitled “Smartphone Etiquette, and Our Lack of Civility,” guests were asked to speak to the question of cellphone use and its effects. Watch the full episode here:
For clips from the show, visit http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2010/03/5across-smartphone-etiquette-and-our-lack-of-civility063.html