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Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series

Tue, March 1, 2011 • 7:30 PM • AVAYA Auditorium, ACES 2.302, UT Campus, 201 E. 24th Street

Stephen Sonnenberg with Pauline Strong

Stephen Sonnenberg with Pauline Strong

"There Are No Bystanders When We Are at War"

Stephen Sonnenberg will lead the Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series on "War, Violence, and the Humanities". The Humanities Institute sponsors a series of free public lectures delivered by distinguished visitors to the University. The lectures are centered on an annually selected theme or issue of broad intellectual and social importance. To read more about the Distinguished Visiting Lecturers Series and past topics, please click here.

Stephen Sonnenberg, M.D., a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, specializes in interdisciplinary research on war, violence, psychic trauma, and post-traumatic psychological disorders. He will draw upon this experience to lead a discussion on this timely topic for a varied audience.

"In this lecture I will paint the picture of soldiers and veterans of war suffering from traumatic stress; describe the ways this appears in our culture, such as homelessness, addiction, incarceration, and suicide; and discuss ways these problems can be best addressed, by a collaboration of mental health professionals, humanities scholars and teachers, and concerned members of the community." - Dr. Stephen Sonnenberg

Dr. Sonnenberg teaches at the Baylor College of Medicine. He participated as a Humanities Institute Faculty Fellow in Spring 2010 and organized the very popular HI series, "Teaching Our Teenagers to Think About War and Peace." 

  • Presentation starts at 7:30 pm, discussion and reception to follow
  • No RSVP required
  • Parking on street or in San Jacinto Garage
  • The cost is free and open to the public

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