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The 64th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture & Dinner

Iain McGilchrist

Iain McGilchrist

Iain McGilchrist
64th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecturer

  • Psychiatrist and writer
  • Author of The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World

Friday Evening, October 21st, 2016

SCHEDULE
6:00pm – Registration, Happy Hour, Cash Bar
6:30pm – AKML Dinner and Awards Presentations
8:00pm – The 64th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture

The Princeton Club
15 West 43rd St. (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036

There is no pre-registration for the dinner or lecture. Registration is first come, first serve.

Dinner before the Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture is free for IGS members who are paid up through 10/21/2016.  Each IGS member is allowed to bring one free guest. Members may choose to renew their memberships at the event or in advance by clicking here.

The Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture is free and open to the public.

A 2-Day Symposium
Sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics

Title: Language in Thought and Action

Co-sponsored by:

Saturday, October 22nd – Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

SCHEDULE
See below

The Princeton Club
15 West 43rd St. (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036

Symposium: Free Admission (no reservation needed)

Description

Friday evening, October 21st, 2016, psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist will deliver the 64th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture at The Princeton Club in New York City. The lecture will be preceded by a dinner at The Princeton Club.

Saturday and Sunday, October 22nd-23rd, 2016, The Princeton Club will host a symposium sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics titled “‘Language in Thought and Action.”

About Iain McGilchrist

Iain McGilchrist

Iain McGilchrist

Iain McGilchrist is committed to the idea that the mind and brain can be understood only by seeing them in the broadest possible context, that of the whole of our physical and spiritual existence, and of the wider human culture in which they arise–the culture which helps to mold, and in turn is molded by, our minds and brains.

McGilchrist is a psychiatrist and writer who practiced in London, but now lives on the Isle of Skye, where he continues to write and make a living by lecturing.  He has published original articles in a wide range of papers and journals, including the Times Literary Supplement, The London Review of Books, The Listener, Essays in Criticism, Modern Language Review, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, BMJ, English Historical Review, British Journal of Psychiatry, and American Journal of Psychiatry, on topics in literature, medicine and psychiatry, and has published original research on neuroimaging in schizophrenia, the phenomenology of schizophrenia, and other topics.  He took part in a two-part Channel 4 documentary, Soul Searching, in 2003.

His first book, Against Criticism, was published by Faber in 1982, and dates from before his medical training, but deals with issues of the wholeness, uniqueness and embodied nature of the work of art, which are continuous with his current concern, the relationship between the history of ideas and shifts in brain hemisphere function, a topic which he has been researching for 20 years, and which is the subject of a recent book published by Yale University Press, The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.

His other interests include the relationship between creativity and mental illness, and he is currently working on a number of books: a critique of contemporary society and culture from the standpoint of neuropsychology; a study of the paintings of subjects with schizophrenia; a series of essays about culture and the brain with subjects from Andrew Marvell to Serge Gainsbourg; and a short book of reflections on spiritual experience.

Website: http://www.iainmcgilchrist.com
The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World on Amazon: http://amzn.com/0300188374

Call for Papers: “Language in Thought and Action”

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2016

The Institute of General Semantics is sponsoring the 2-day symposium titled “Language in Thought and Action” co-sponsored by the New York Society for General Semantics and the Media Ecology Association. The symposium will be hosted at the Princeton Club in New York City October 21-23, 2016. It will follow the 64thAlfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, which will be presented by Iain McGilchrist (author of The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World) on Friday evening, October 21st, 2016.

Email papers, proposals, and inquiries on this year’s theme, “‘Language and ‘Reality,”” by August 31, 2016, to presentations [at] generalsemantics.org and/or mandklevin [at] aol.com.

For more information, contact Martin H. Levinson, President of the Institute of General Semantics, by phone at (212) 729-7973 or by mail at:

Martin H. Levinson
c/o Institute of General Semantics
Attn: 2016 Symposium
72-11 Austin Street #233
Forest Hills, NY 11375

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Schedule

Updated 10/21/2016

The tentative schedule for events over the weekend is now online.

Registration

Updated 10/2/2016

There is no pre-registration for the dinner, lecture, or symposium. Registration is first come, first serve.

Dinner before the Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture is free for IGS members who are paid up through 10/21/2016.  Each IGS member is allowed to bring one free guest. Members may choose to renew their memberships at the event or in advance by clicking here.

The Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture and the symposium are free and open to the public.

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Hotel Accommodations

The Princeton Club is located at 15 West 43rd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues in the Grand Central Station area of Midtown Manhattan (http://www.princetonclub.com). A great number of hotels are in the vicinity. Click here for a selection of local hotels.

For information on the 65th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture on the evening of October 27, 2017, click here.
For information on the two-day General Semantics Symposium on October 28-29, 2017, click here.
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