Interview with Dr. Robert Jay Lifton (American psychiatrist and author)

Related fields of medical peace work:
Weapon control, disarmament and demilitarizationHuman rights and International humanitarian lawCivil protection and human securityHealth diplomacy, communication and conflict resolution
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Author or Institution:
Stephan Kolb
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Key subjects and description:
totalism, studies of war and atrocity survivors, Hiroshima, Nazi doctors, Vietnam, Abu Ghraib, atrocity producing situations. The study on “thought reform”, study on Nazi doctors and the medicalisation of killing, “atrocity producing situations – from Vietnam to Iraq”, the link to “doc-tors and torture”, healers and dual loyalty, ethical issues and the medical curriculum
Additional information:
Parts of this interview with Dr. Robert J. Lifton have been used for the Medical Peace Work trailer and for e-learning case 2.1 Working in violent environments. Duration (min): 22:26. Coding Information: WMV, Audio: WM Audio 9, 64 kbit, 44kHz, Stereo; Video: WM Video 9, 364 kbit, 480x360 Copyright notes: © 2008. All rights reserved. Permission is granted for noncommercial reproduction, translation and distribution of the video, as long as is given credit. does not guarantee that the information in this video is complete and correct and shall not be liable for any damages incurred as a result of its use.