Pamela Steiner, EdD, is a Senior Fellow with the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health. For twelve years she was a Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She holds an Ed.D. in Developmental Psychology and an M.Ed. in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education; an M.A. in Government from Harvard University; and a B.A. in Philosophy from Smith College.
For many years her work has been directed to improving relations between communities of Armenians and Turks, Armenians and Azeris, and Jewish Israelis and Palestinians. With her book, however, her aim is much more general: to bring better understanding of the impact of collective traumatization on all peoples mired in long-unresolved conflicts, the role of historical relations in their traumatization, and the psychology of healing and building productive relationships.
Dr. Steiner co-founded the Program on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center of International Affairs (1995-2003). Her experience in conflict resolution and reconciliation efforts is with Germans and Jews, Israelis and Palestinians, and Armenians and Turks. She has assisted in teaching leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
As a psychotherapist Dr. Steiner works with individuals with a trauma history. She is certified in Somatic Experiencing, a relatively new approach for trauma healing.
The Armenian Genocide: Can Conciliation Replace Denial?
Book review by Harold Takooshian
Review and Analysis: “Collective Trauma and the Armenian Genocide: Armenian, Turkish, and Azerbaijani Relations since 1839.
"Dr. Steiner ultimately proposes suggestions for more successful conflict resolution to allow these countries to grow and prosper in a healthy, healed manner."
Tales of Truth - Youtube Channel
This week, Armen and Michael are joined by psychologist Dr. Pamela Steiner. Dr. Steiner is a Senior Fellow at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Pamela Steiner on Collective Trauma - By Alla Drokina Up to and possibly more than a million Armenian citizens of the Ottoman Empire were exterminated by their government from 1915 to 1923. In April 2021, as many know, President Biden made history when he became the second American president to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide. However, President Biden’s more recent nomination of former US senator Jeff Flake as ambassador to Turkey has raised concerns.
Dr. Pamela Steiner on Restorative Justice, Collective Trauma, and Her Latest Work Dr. Steiner is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. Painfully aware of the pervasive issue of collective trauma, she works primarily with individuals with a trauma history and has extensive experience in reconciliation efforts using the new method of dialogue. In the following interview we discuss the personal events that led Dr. Steiner to her profession, and her latest work Collective Trauma and the Armenian Genocide.
Triangle Spotlight Interview
On this episode, Suzanne Lynn visits with authors Dr. Pamela Steiner, "Collective Trauma and the Armenian Genocide: Armenian, Turkish, and Azerbaijani Relations since 1839;"
Why Senator Flake as US Ambassador to Turkey?
By Pamela Steiner - Special to the Mirror-Spectator
In April 2021, President Biden became the second US president to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide. In this context, President Biden’s recent nomination of former US Senator Jeff Flake as ambassador to Turkey raises difficult questions. Flake is certainly able, thoughtful, and a Republican who did not support Trump and did support Biden’s presidential candidacy. But why nominate him for the position in Turkey when, as a member of the House and Senate, he repeatedly voted against Armenian Genocide resolutions?
Recognizing Collective Trauma Is Step One
A Unsettling Personal Perspective .
by Pamela Steiner
Deep Links and Contrasts in the Films West Side Story and Don’t Look Up.
Two powerfully challenging films.
by Pamela Steiner.
Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series with Pamela Steiner
Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
In Steiner's talk, Conflict Resolution Practice in Light of Collective Trauma and Power Asymmetries, she shares learnings from her, recently-released book, Collective Trauma and the Armenian Genocide: Armenian, Turkish and Azerbaijani Relations since 1839.
Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Collective Trauma and the Armenian Genocide: Armenian, Turkish and Azerbaijani Relations since 1839.
Speaker: Pamela Steiner (Ed.D., Senior Fellow, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University)
The Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law, and Diplomacy
The Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law, and Diplomacy is proud to welcome Dr. Pamela Steiner, Senior Fellow with the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health to discuss her book, Collective Trauma and the Armenian Genocide: Armenian, Turkish, and Azerbaijani Relations Since 1839. of Law and Diplomacy.
The Perpetrator Study Network of the International Association of Genocide Scholars
The third event in the 2021-22 New Books in Perpetrator Studies Series took place on 2 December and it featured Pamela Steiner, who presented her book Collective Trauma and the Armenian Genocide: Armenian, Turkish and Azerbaijani Relations since 1839 (Hart Publishing, 2021).
The event was moderated by novelist, essayist and Pamuk translator Maureen Freely, and the discussant was historian Thomas Kohut, author of Empathy and the Historical Understanding of the Human Past
Collective Trauma and the Armenian Genocide:
Armenian, Turkish, and Azerbaijani Relations since 1839.
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