Human or Monster? Finding Our Ethical Bearings Amidst Ominous Transitions

Below is an announcement about an event that is coming up soon that may be of interest to you. I am personally thrilled to be a supporting part of any endeavor that the Hinton family (father and son) are involved in with their vast expanse of experience and knowledge in their various fields of expertise, anthropology and psychoanalysis. 
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 Human or Monster?

Finding Our Ethical Bearings Amidst Ominous Transitions   

Join The New School for Analytical Psychology as two eminent scholars engage us in an urgent dialogue for our times.  
“We live in a world in which bigotry, hate, and lack of consideration for others appears to be on the rise. . . . [T]he tone of collective discourse has rapidly degenerated, damaging the forms and rituals that give coherence to lives and cultures. . . . In this seminar, we do not want to merely repeat the sounds of alarm that are already being voiced. Our desire is to nourish a spirit of reflection. What might be a stance of integrity, one that can evoke new perspectives amidst trauma and panic?”
Alexander Hinton, PhD is Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, Professor of Anthropology, and UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention at Rutgers University. 
Ladson Hinton, Stanford-trained psychiatrist and Jungian psychoanalyst, received the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychoanalytic Education from the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education in 2009, one of many such honors throughout his career. 
Saturday, February 18th, 2017 • 9 AM – 1 PM • Swedish Center


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Caption: This painting of the Temptation of Saint Anthony was represented musically by Paul Hindemith in the 1934 symphony Mathis der Maler (Mathis the painter). It was premiered by the great German conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler. The Nazis soon banned performances in Germany, considering Hindemith a “degenerate” and “Jewish connected.” This led to a confrontation between Furtwangler and the Nazi state with Furtwangler refusing to conduct again until the ban on the composition was lifted. He was an implacable foe of the Nazis who decried Hitler as an “enemy of the human race,” and called the political climate in Germany a “pigsty.” In 1936 he wrote: “living today is more than ever a question of courage.”

Hindemith later expanded the symphony into an opera based on the life of Mathias Grunewald – the plot revolving around an artist’s ethical duty to follow his vision regardless of political pressures. The opera was eventually premiered in 1938 in Zurich, Switzerland.