Presentations

Invited Presentations from 2003-Present

Emotion Research Across Disciplines. Workshop of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for History of Emotion. University of Western Australia, Perth Australia, July 28, 2012.

Resurrecting the Passions: Lessons from the History of Passion and Emotion. Public Lecture Sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Studies and Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotion at the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia,  June 26, 2012.

Informal Discussion with Louis C. Charland. (Contemporary Issues in Bioethics.) Institute for Advanced Studies. University of Western Australia, Perth Australia, July 25, 2012.

Moral Nature of the Cluster B Disorders. Philosophical Perspectives on Personality Disorders. Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University. Oxford, United Kingdom, June 25, 2010.

Anorexia as a Passion, with Dr. Tony Hope. Philosophical Perspectives on Personality Disorders. Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University. Oxford, United Kingdom, June 25, 2010.

Moral Nature of the Cluster B Disorders. Annual Meeting of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Edinburgh, Scotland, June 22, 2010.

Moral Problems with Moral Treatment. ‘Running the Moral Rapids’ Conference. Hosted by the “Journal of Ethics in Mental Health” in association with McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Peterborough, Ontario Canada, May 13-15, 2010.

Moral Treatment or ‘Moral’ Treatment?: Therapy for the Borderline Personality Disorder. Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley, King’s College, London, United Kingdom, June 3, 2009.

Reinstating the Passions: Lessons from the History of Passion and Emotion. New Approaches to the History of Emotions Seminar Series,. Centre for the History of Emotions, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom, June 1, 2009.

Commentary on Prof Martin Davies ‘Explaining Pathologies of Belief: The Two-Factor Framework’. Symposium in the Philosophy of Psychiatry. St. Cross College, Oxford University, United Kingdom, May 28, 2009.

Le raisons du cœur: le consentement et la capacité décisionnelle dans le contexte de la neuroéthique. Invited presentation by the CIHR Institute of Neuroscience. Presented at the 74e Congrès de L'Acfas, Montreal, McGill University, May 18, 2006.

A Madness for Identity. New York Association for the Advancement of Psychiatry and Philosophy. Saturday April 8, 2006.

Moral Treatment at the York Retreat. Rendering Bioethics:Bioethics and Social Sciences Working Group. McGill University, Montreal, March 11-12, 2006.

The Fall of Cognitive Theories of Mental Competence. Department of Psychiatry. University of Western Ontario. [Continuing Medical Education: Ethics: Competence and Autonomy Revisited.] January 12, 2006.

A Madness for Identity. Joint Centre for Bioethics. University of Toronto. January 11, 2006

Cognitive Modularity of Emotion. Invited presentation at a conference on Modularity and Emotion. Departments of Philosophy, University of Montreal and University of Quebec, Montreal, May 5-7, 2005. This conference  is an opportunity for contributing authors to a planned volume on ‘Modularity and the Emotion’ to share new ideas on the topic. Hosts: Christine Tappolet & Luc Faucher.

‘Mental Competence’, Institute of Health Sciences, Oxford University, April 24-26, 2005. Hosts: Dr. Tony Hope, Director & Psychiatrist at the Ethox Centre, Institute of Health Sciences; Dr. Jacinta Tan, Consulting Psychiatrist and Researcher.

Decisional Capacity in Addiction: The Example of Heroin Prescription. Keynote lecture at a Symposium on Decisional Capacity and Addiction at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, January 26, 2005. With additional lectures and commentaries by Kari Poikolainen M.D., Director Medical Sciences, Finish Centre for Alcohol Studies; and, Mikko Salaspuro M.D. Ph.D., Professor of Substance Abuse Medicine, University of Helsinki.

A Madness for Identity. Boston Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry. Cambridge General Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts. May 5, 2004.

The Indeterminacy of Valence. Boston College, Psychology Department. Monday May 3, 2004.

A Madness for Identity. School of Social Science. Institute for Advanced Study. April 15, 2004.

Consenting to Heroin Prescription. Bioethics Group. School of Social Science. Institute for Advanced Study. March 31, 2004.

Moral Treatment and the Personality Disorders. Invited Group Presentation on behalf of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry. (Commentator: Dr. Paul McHugh, Chair, Department of Psychiatry, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.) American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division. Washington, D.C., Sunday December 29, 2003.

Moral Treatment and the Personality Disorders. New York Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry. Rosenthal Centre for Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. New York, New York. November 8, 2003.

The Mysteries of Emotional Valence. Sept 7-10, 2003, Chateau de Codignat, Lezoux, France. This was a meeting sponsored by the NSF for authors of the forthcoming volume Emotions: Conscious and Unconscious Eds. Lisa Feldman Barrett, Paula Niedenthal, Piotr Winkielman. (New York: Guilford Pres).

Consenting to Heroin Prescription. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. University of Toronto. Feb 20, 2003.