Melbourne Institute for Psychoanalysis podcast:

“Engaging with Southeast Asia: Anxious Nation & Fundamentalist States of Mind”.

A series of 5 interdisciplinary seminars held in 2017 at the Melbourne University’s Asia Institute in conjunction with the Melbourne Institute for Psychoanalysis & drawing together political scientists, historians & psychoanalysts.

For any queries relating to this podcast series, please email: PodcastMIP@gmail.

Podcast 1, Seminar 1. 27.4.17

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Emeritus Professor David Walker. Anxious Australia: Borders, boundaries & invasive Asia.

From 2013-2016 David Walker was the inaugural BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University, Beijing. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Discussion leader: Dr Garry Sheehan.

Garry Sheehan is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst working predominantly in private practice. He has taught for the Melbourne & Monash Universities, for Prince Henry’s Hospital and the Austin Repatriation Medical centre; for the College of Psychiatry and the Melbourne Institute for Psychoanalysis.


Podcast 2, Seminar 2, 25.5.17

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Ms Janet Chauvel. Fundamentalist States of Mind: some psychoanalytic thinking about Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers.

Janet Chauvel is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Melbourne and is a member of the Australian Psychoanalytical Association and the International Psychoanalytical Association. She also teaches for the Melbourne Institute for Psychoanalysis and supervises clinical work in psychotherapy by other mental health professionals.

Discussion leader: Emeritus Professor Judith Brett

Judith Brett is an Emeritus Professor of Politics at La Trobe University. Her 2017 biography of Alfred Deakin won the 2018 National Biography Award.

Podcast 3, Seminar 3, 15.6.17

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Ms Coll Osman. The Precarious Balance of Hate & Love in our Times

Coll Osman is a Supervising and Training Analyst in private practice in Melbourne. She is a member of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society and the International Psychoanalytical Association and a guest member of the British Psychoanalytical Society.

Discussion leader: Professor Richard Tanter

Richard Tanter is a Senior Research Associate at the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, and Honorary Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne.

Podcast 4, Seminar 4, 10.10.17

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Dr John Boots. Dark Times: The road from hurt, hate and disaffection to the ‘promises’ of radical fundamentalism

John Boots was a Sydney-based Child and Family Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst, a Training Analyst and Past President of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society. We note with deep sadness his sudden death in June 2018.

Discussion leader: Dr Richard Chauvel

Richard Chauvel is an Honorary fellow at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne

Podcast 5, Seminar 5, 19.10.17

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Professor Richard Tanter. Australia Now: Still the Foreign Policy of a Settler-Colonial State

Richard Tanter is a Senior Research Associate at the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, and Honorary Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne.

Discussion leader: Dr Peter Smith

Dr Peter Smith is a Training Analyst with the Australian Psychoanalytical Society and a past Chairman of the Melbourne Institute for Psychoanalysis.

Podcast 5 Seminar 5 19.10.17.mp3