Join us for this incisive and rallying conversation between, Drs. Robert J. Lifton and Sally Weintrobe, as they discuss the obstacles to facing our catastrophes, past, present, and future. Our guests share their personal and scholarly wisdom, pointing us toward the importance of mourning what we have lost and are losing, while encouraging us to sustain hope despite rising demoralization.
About Our Guests
A psychoanalyst working on our relationship with nature and the climate crisis. A Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, she chairs the International Psychoanalytical Association’s Climate Committee. She is one of the 31 Global Commissioners from different disciplines for the (2021) Cambridge Sustainability Report. Her publications include Engaging with Climate Change: Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, numerous peer-reviewed articles, and most recently, the ground-breaking book, Psychological Roots of the Climate Crisis: Neoliberal Exceptionalism and the Culture of Uncare, which traces how economic, political, and everyday thinking have become suffused with Exceptionalism, kept in place by what she calls the Culture of Uncare.