Author Robert J. Lifton Featured at Annual International Conference on Millennial Studies To Speak On “bin Laden And Islamic Apocalypticism”

Contact: Ann Deveney, 617/353-2240 | devenea@bu.edu

Boston, Mass. — Noted author Robert J. Lifton will headline the sixth annual International Conference on Millennial Studies at Boston University. Lifton, professor emeritus of psychiatry and psychology at the City University of New York, will lead a roundtable discussion on “Bin Laden and Islamic Apocalypticism,”and its implications for current foreign policy concerns.

Lifton’s writings, published in more than 20 contemporary classics, cover issues such as psychological manipulation, cult groups, genocide, Nazi doctors, nuclear weapons, Hiroshima survivors, Chinese thought reform, and Vietnam War veterans and their experiences. The recipient of dozens of prestigious awards and no less than 12 honorary degrees, Lifton is an active member of Physicians for Social Responsibility and a founding member of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

David Cook, assistant professor of religious studies at Rice University and a specialist in Apocalyptic Islam, will join Lifton at the roundtable. Richard Landes, professor of history at Boston University and director and co-founder of the Center for Millennial Studies, will also participate. For additional information, please contact Beth Forrest, Center for Millennial Studies at Boston University, at 617/358-0226 or bforrest@bu.edu.
EVENT: Round Table Discussion – “Bin Laden and Islamic Apocalypticism” with Robert J. Lifton DATE: Saturday, November 3, 2001
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: Sargent College, Boston University, Room 101, 635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Mass.