IDI Members Work Globally

Deniz Ülke Arıboğan

Board Member

Prof. Dr. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan was born in Istanbul in 1965 and graduated from TED Ankara College Foundation High School in 1982. She received her undergraduate degree in International Relations from the Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University in 1986. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Istanbul University. In 1995, she studied … Read More

Lord John Alderdice

Fellow

John Alderdice, Vice-President of IDI (with Robi Friedman), played a significant role in the negotiation of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland. At that time he had been Leader of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland for some 11 years and after the elections to the new Northern Ireland Assembly he stepped down … Read More

Abdülkadir Çevik

Fellow

Abdülkadir Çevik, M.D.Hfacopsa, is a professor and chairperson of psychiatry at Ankara University Medical School. Çevik served as an advisor to the Turkish Prime Minister during 1992-1997 and has been an instructor at the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Turkish Police Directorate General Headquarters, Defense Institute at the Turkish Military College. Cevik, was the director of the … Read More

B. Senem Çevik

Fellow

B. Senem Çevik holds a B.A and M.B.A from California State University, San Bernardino, and a PhD in political communication from Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. She attended the Stanford University Political Psychology Summer Program in 2010. She was a visiting researcher at University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication Center for Public Diplomacy … Read More

Coline Covington

Fellow

Coline Covington has worked as a Jungian analyst in private practice for over twenty years in London. Born in the United States, Coline came to England after receiving her B.A. in political theory from Princeton University. She went on to do an M.Phil. in criminology at Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in sociology at LSE. … Read More

Donna M. Elmendorf

Fellow

Donna M. Elmendorf, Ph.D., is clinical psychologist and the Director of the Therapeutic Community Program at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA. She is a supervisor of individual treatment and groups in the psychoanalytic training program of the Erikson Institute at Riggs and chairs the Institute’s Consultation Service. Dr. Elmendorf serves on the faculty … Read More

Robi Friedman

Leadership

Robi Friedman, PhD. Clinical Psychologist and Group Analyst, President of the Group Analytic Society (International), is Vice President of the IDI (with Lord John Alderdice).  He is a co–founder of the Israeli Institute of Group Analysis and its current President; Past-President of the Israeli Association for Group Psychotherapy. He writes on dreamtelling and relational disorders, works … Read More

Gerard Fromm

Leadership

Gerard Fromm, Ph.D., President of the IDI, is a Senior Consultant to the Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center.  Formerly he was the Institute’s first Evelyn Stefansson Nef Director as well as the Director of the Center’s therapeutic community program.  He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center. Dr. … Read More

David G. Fromm

Fellow

David G. Fromm has practiced civil litigation and dispute resolution in U.S. state and federal courts since 1998.  He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and degrees in International Relations from the Central European University (M.A. 1995) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (LLM 2011).  Mr. Fromm has also undertaken mediation … Read More

Anatoly B. Golubovsky

Fellow

Anatoly B. Golubovskiy, Ph.D Sociologist, Journalist, TV and Radio Producer 2 Serafimovicha Str., Apt. 276, Moscow, Russia, 119072 Mob: +7-985-767-6648 E-mail: a.golubovskiy@smm.ru; agolubovsky@gmail.com EDUCATION 1974 – 1979 – Moscow State University, Department of History DEGREES 1990 – Doctor of Philosophy; PhD Thesis – Line of an Actor as a Socio-Cultural Phenomenon Professsional Experience 2008 – … Read More

Hiba Husseini

Fellow

Ms. Husseini is the managing Partner at the Law Firm of Husseini and Husseini.  Under her management, the Firm serves a large domestic and international client base on a wide range of business matters.  Prior to returning to Palestine in 1994, she practiced law in Washington, DC. Ms. Husseini chairs the Legal Committee to Final … Read More

Reuven Merhav

Fellow

Ambassador (R) Reuven Merhav was born in Israel in 1936 to a family lucky enough to leave Germany in time.  He completed military service as a paratrooper N.C.O. and worked in Kibbutz Devir’ in the Negev, southern Israel. From 1957 until 1961 he studied Middle Eastern history, Arabic (language, literature), Islamic Civilization and languages at the … Read More

Farrokh Negahdar

Fellow

Farrokh Negahdar, 1946, born in a middle class civil servant family, an activist and thereafter a leader of Iranian student movement during the 60s. He was held in prison for about 10 years, (1968-1978). He was convicted because of his role in student movement and also because of his membership in the founder group of … Read More

Alexander Obolonsky

Fellow

Dr. Alexander Obolonsky is a Russian social scientist and doctor of Law & Policy. He is currently a Professor in the Research University-Higher School of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Public Administration and Municipal Management (Moscow), lecturing on comparative public service and ethics in public life. Previously he worked in the Institute of … Read More

Frank Ochberg

Fellow

Frank Ochberg, MD is a founding board member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) and recipient of their highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Ochberg edited the first text on treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and served on the committee that defined PTSD. The Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to … Read More

Ford Rowan

Board Member

Ford Rowan is the chairman of the National Center for Critical Incident Analysis, an independent research entity in Washington, D.C. He is the author of a study on lessons from the 2001 anthrax attacks and co-author of What is to be done? Emerging Perspectives on Public Responses to Bioterrorism (2002) and Crisis Prevention, Management and … Read More

Regine Scholz

Fellow

Regine Scholz, Dr. phil., studied psychology and sociology and holds a PhD from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, where she wrote the thesis “Culture and Collective Trauma – a Group Analytic Perspective.”  Dr. Scholz’s professional experience includes research on mediation at Ruhr University Bochum and in-house management trainings in an internationally operating oil company. Since 1987 she has worked in private practice … Read More

Edward R. Shapiro

Board Member

Edward R. Shapiro, M.A., M. D., DFAPA, FACPsa Dr. Shapiro is the Former Medical Director/CEO of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA.  A board certified psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, family researcher, and organizational consultant, he is also Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, and formerly Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard … Read More

Vamık D. Volkan

Leadership

Vamık D. Volkan, M. D., DLFAPA, FACPsa, is the founder and President Emeritus of the International Dialogue Initiative.  He was born to Turkish parents in Cyprus. Before coming to the United States in 1957 he received his medical education at the School of Medicine, University of Ankara, Turkey. He is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry … Read More