Ukraine in Geopolitical Context: Diverse Psychohistorical Perspectives [Peter W. Petschauer, Inna Rozentsvit, and Brian D’Agostino]


Abstract: What are the wider implications for the world of rapidly changing events in Ukraine and Russia? This session will briefly present three diverse perspectives on these events, encompassing the causes of the Ukraine war and its meaning for the future, followed by general discussion and dialogue.

Short bio:

Peter W. Petschauer, PhD, Dr.hc, Professor Emeritus of History, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. He is the Scientific Advisory Board Member of German Association for Psychohistory and Political Psychologie (GPPP) and the Book Review Editor of Clio’s Psyche.

Dr. Petschauer is an author and poet, with books published in the US and internationally. Some of the published books include An Immigrant in the 1960s; Becoming an American in New York City (2020), Hopes and Fears, Past and Present (2019), A Perfect Portrait (2016), The Face of Evil; The Sustenance of Tradition (2014). His articles appear in Clio’s Psyche, The Journal of Psychohistory, and Jahrbuch für Psychohistorische Forschung.

Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD, MBA, MSciEd is a neurologist and neurorehabilitation specialist, trained in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, with extensive experience in brain trauma, autoimmune neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions. Dr. Rozentsvit is a transdisciplinary international presenter and creator of courses and programs that encompass various brain/mind disciplines, medicine, neuroscience, psychoanalysis, and psychohistory.

Brian D’Agostino is an interdisciplinary social scientist, educator, and researcher who holds Ph.D., Masters, and Bachelor’s degrees from Columbia University. His publications and other professional qualifications span psychology, mathematics, political-economy, and public policy. Dr. D’Agostino is President of the International Psychohistorical Association and the author of peer-reviewed articles in psychohistory and political psychology. His publications have appeared in the peer-reviewed Political Science Quarterly, Political Psychology, Clio’s Psyche, and The Journal of Psychohistory.