World Mental Health Coalition Interdisciplinary Conference, National Press Club Ballroom - Washington DC Tuesday, 3/19, 12:45pm
The Dangers as Mental Health Experts Predicted Since Years Ago Are Unfolding Before Us. This is unprecedented: Panel of 14 different leading experts from across disciplines come together urgently for a conversation that has never happened before.
On March 19, 2019, a multidisciplinary panel of scholars will gather at the National Press Club to discuss the global rise of dangerous leadership and the costs of President Trump's pathology to the United States and the world. The Dangerous State of the World and the Need for Fit Leadership will bring together fourteen panelists representing many of the top minds in psychiatry, law, history, political science, economics, social psychology, nuclear science, and climate science, who share the specific ways in which psychological dangerousness in a president has translated into social, cultural, and geopolitical dangerousness. Panelists include:
Jerrold Post - former leading CIA Psychological Profiler, Director of Political Psychology Program, George Washington University
Richard Painter - former Chief White House Ethics Counsel (Bush/Cheney administration)
Jeffrey Sachs - Leading Economist, University Professor, & Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University
Gar Alperovitz - Leading Political Scientist, Founding Fellow of leading Policy Institutes, & former Professor of Political Economy, University of Maryland
Philip Zimbardo - Founding Social Psychologist, Principal Investigator of the Stanford Prison Experiment
Joseph Romm - Leading Climate Expert, former Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, & Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress
The technology and the extensive war-making powers that are available to our president, in his unstable state, make this perhaps one of the most precarious moments in the history of our nation and the world. Just when a correct appraisal is most urgent, expert voices are all but lacking in public discourse. We believe that clear analysis of a situation is the first step toward finding an informed and effective solution.
The Conference also marks the launch day for the second edition of the New York Times bestseller THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP. Complimentary copies of the second edition will be available to media.
The Conference is being organized by Drs. Bandy Lee, Jeffrey Sachs, and Jerrold Post (https://www2.gwu.edu/~