Vamik Volkan – Play the Accordion

erschienen im Many Peaces Magazine Vol. 9-2018 und online

Vamik Volkan has been in touch with different ethnic and religious large-group identities since he grew up in Cyprus as the son of Cypriot Turkish parents. After he graduated from a medical school in Ankara he moved to the US in 1957 and studied psychiatry in North Carolina. Due to his research on large-group identities in international conflicts, establishing the Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction at the University of Virginia and working in crisis regions, he built up an international reputation. Our author Clara Maier met him in Innsbruck to talk about large group-identity and its impact on societies in Europe and regions of crisis.

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Titelbild: Vamik Volkan