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Keynote Speakers

The IPA Buenos Aires Congress is very pleased to  welcome Adrienne Harris, Ruggero Levy, Björn Salomonsson and Majlis Winberg Salomonsson.
You can read the summary for each keynote paper now

  Adrienne E. Harris | USA  

Adrienne Harris, Ph.D. is faculty and supervisor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; faculty and supervisor at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California and a training and supervising analyst at the IPA. In 2009, with Lewis Aron, and Jeremy Safron, she established the Sandor Ferenczi Center at the New School University. 

Adrienne is an editor at Psychoanalytic Dialogues and Studies In Gender and Sexuality. She co-edits the Relational Perspectives Book Series, which now has over 70 published volumes. She is also an editor at the IPA e-journal 

She is a member of the NGO that the IPA developed to work with the UN, and has worked on education and development on the problem of human trafficking. 

Adrienne has written on the topics of gender and development, analytic subjectivity, and the analytic community in the shadow of the First World War.  Her current work is on analytic subjectivity, intersectional models of gender and sexuality, and on ghosts.

   Ruggero Levy | Brazil 

Ruggero Levy is a psychoanalyst and member of the Psychoanalytic Society of Porto Alegre. He is former President and Director of the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Society of Porto Alegre, and has held various other positions in the Society.

He was a member of the IPA Board from 2011 to 2015, and currently chairs a number of IPA Working Parties and Committees. 

Ruggero is the author of numerous psychoanalytic articles published in regional, national and international magazines, often referring to themes around symbolization and pathologies, as well as on adolescence, especially related to their vicissitudes in contemporary and psychoanalytic technique. He has also written several chapters in books published national and internationally.

He is a visiting lecturer to several Brazilian cities, as well as throughout Latin America and Europe.

 Björn Salomonsson | Majlis Winberg Salomonsson | Sweden 

Björn Salomonsson and Majlis Winberg Salomonsson are both training analysts in the Swedish Psychoanalytical Association, Stockholm, working in private practice and at the Mama Mia Child Health Centre. They are researchers at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institutet, where Björn is Associate Professor. 

Björn’s research and publications focus on psychoanalytical parent-infant therapies (theory, practice, and quantitative outcomes), child analysis and the ‘weaving thoughts’ presentation method. His books have been published in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Catalan. Majlis is a lecturer at the Department of Psychology, University of Stockholm. She has written articles and books on child and adolescent analysis.

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