Vamık D. Volkan, M.D., DLFAPA, FACPsa.

 Dr Volkan is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry
at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.  
Dr Volkan is the Senior Erik Erikson Scholar at the
Erikson Institute for Research and Education of the Austen Riggs Center.
The Austen Riggs Center is a non-profit, open psychiatric continum of care specializing in the psychotherapeutic treatment of psychiatric disorders. Internationally known for its respectful work with emotionally troubled individuals who have failed to benefit from previous treatment.
CSMHI (The Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction)
 was founded by Dr Volkan in 1987.
He directed it until 2002. CSMHI was closed in 2005.
CSMHI had projects in locations such as the Soviet Union,
 the Baltic Republics, Kuwait, Albania, Croatia, Republic of 
Georgia, South Ossetia, Greece, and Turkey, where it 
facilitated unofficial diplomatic negotiations between "enemy" groups.
Dr Volkan is a Training and Supervising Analyst Emeritus
at the Washinghton Psychoanalytic Institute.
The Washington Center for Psychoanalys is a non-profit association
 based in Washington, DC. which provides clinical and non-clinical training
in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy,
 as well as other psychoanalytic theory and a full program of
psychoanalytic scientific meetings, and lectures.
Dr Volkan was the founder and the editor
of Mind & Human Interaction from 1987 until 2003.
Mind and Human Interaction was a biannual journal that combined 
the perspectives of psychoanalysis, psychiatry, diplomacy,
political science, history, sociology, and anthropology to provide in-depth analysis of the psychological processes beneath the surface of conflict, acculturation, ethnonational identity, other aspects of human relations.
Dr  Volkan is Co-Chairperson
of IDI (The International Dialogue Initiative)   
The IDI (The International Dialogue Initiative) is a private, international, multidisciplinary group comprised of psychoanalysts, academics, diplomats, and other professionals who meet on a biannual basis to examine large group differences, and the emotionally charged perception of those differences.
Dr Volkan's papers, letters and other documents have been preserved
 at Historical Collections, The Claude Moore Library,
University of Virginia, School of Medicine. 
 Dr Volkan is the President of the American College of Psychoanalysts 
The American College of Psychoanalysts,
 is the national honorary organization of physician-psychoanalysts.
The College honors, as Fellows, psychoanalysts who aside
from completing medical school, psychiatry residency,
 and psychoanalytic training, have distinguished themselves. 
Fellows’ accomplishments encompass many areas relevant
 to the practice of psychoanalysis, including research, administration,
lecturing, clinical practice, publication, and education.
Dr Volkan is the Chairman
of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Oa Publishing Company.
Oa Publishing Company has established the Annual Vamık D. Volkan Award, which will be given every year to the "Best work"
in the field of political psychology starting from August 2012.
OA Publishing Company,
is based in Turkey, Great Britian, Canada, Bosnia and Germany.
 It specializes in publishing books
on current historical events in Turkey and the Middle East
as well as on psychological, sociological, economical and cultural topics.
Dr Volkan is the Chairman
of the Editorial Advisory Board of Pistchstone Publishing.
Pitchstone Publishing, 
is based in Charlottesville, Virginia
an independent, interdisciplinary press specializing in books 
on psychopolitical, psychohistorical, and psychosocial issues.
Pitchstone's books endeavor tounderstand the human condition
and to promote civilizational advancement through such understanding.
Pitchstone's authors are recognized leaders in their respective fields.
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Dr Volkan is an Honorary Member
 of the Cyprus Turkish Physicians Association.
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