Robert Jay Lifton, M.D.

Lecturer, Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance

Robert Jay Lifton, a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, has written about various destructive historical events, and is the author of a recent memoir, Witness to an Extreme Century.

He is the author of more than 10 critically-acclaimed books and hundreds of scholarly and popular articles. He is the recipient of countless honors and awards including a the Lifetime Achievement Award from The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies; The Lisl and Leo Eitinger Award from The University of Oslo; the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; a National Book Award, and a wide variety of honorary degrees from national and international academic institutions.

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