Between Foolhardiness and Cowardice: Human Behavior and Psychiatry

  • November 5, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Some reflections on the nature of courage.

This months Science cafe talk is by Dr. Akhtar, a Professor of Human Behavior and Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College, and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center. Dr Akhtar is a brilliant speaker and a published poet along with his scientific publications and books. I have heard rave reviews about him from other Jeffersonian's.

This Science Cafe will be at a new venue which is larger than the previous (Valanni's) so hoping the experience will be better. Please come out to support the cafe Scientifique (one of just 3 Science Cafe's in Philadelphia). 

The topics of Dr. Akhtar’s numerous publications include a wide range of topics, including forgiveness, apology and regret, love, generosity, terrorism, severe personality disorders, contemporary perspectives on psychoanalytic technique, supervision and mentorship, the impact of our relationships with our pets and other animals, the impact of siblings and other non-parental relatives on development and personality, our attachment to and desire for physical objects, film, immigration, culture, and language.

Talk starts at 6:30, but lets start meeting after 6 to get seats.


6:00 PM Science Trivia Quiz

6:30-7:15 Featured Speaker

7:15-7:45 QandA

Please note it's a cash bar, so they may not accept cards. Any donations to Cafe Scientifque would be much appreciated. Unlike the other 2 Science Cafe's, they are not backed by a big university like UPenn!

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  • Marc Z

    Very insightful, interesting, and animated speaker. The room was packed to a standing room only crowd; so get to this venue early or you wont get a seat.

    November 6, 2013

  • Girish

    Dr. Akhtar gave a rousing and oftentimes provocative speech. Very thought provoking. The venue was a bit better than Vallanis but not by much. And warm as hell. I will not be hosting a meetup for Decembers event on urban planning. Hope folks can make it to the UPenn science Cafes at WCL coming up.

    November 5, 2013

  • Victoria

    Sorry Stuck at work won't make it this time.

    November 5, 2013

  • Victoria

    Is there any age restrictions at this venue? My guest who is 17 is interested in attending.

    November 4, 2013

    • Girish

      No. They have not indicated any such age limit. It's in a public restaurant so I can't see the wait staff making a fuss either.

      1 · November 4, 2013

    • Victoria

      Ok thanks

      November 4, 2013

  • Myron Tre'Von F.


    October 21, 2013

  • Girish

    My guests are from the other meetup group also coming to this event.

    October 15, 2013

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