Previous Workshops & Conferences

In addition to funding training and research programs and other scholarly efforts, we periodically hold informal workshops with cross-cutting themes in order to share laboratory findings, clinical and fieldwork observations and perspectives, and fresh insights that may be of cross-disciplinary interest. Attendees at these gatherings include FPR board members and staff, UCLA faculty, and leading researchers and scholars in the neurosciences, psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, history, epidemiology, and public policy. Most of these workshops also involve planning for FPR’s series of international, transdisciplinary conferences, which focus on brain, mind, and culture interactions.

Workshop

Inaugural Workshop on Linking the Neuro- and Social Sciences
June 29–July 1, 2001
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Ojai, California

Workshop

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
June 13–16, 2002
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Ojai California

Conference

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Approaches to Trauma’s Effects
December 13–15, 2002
UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Workshop

Trauma and Early Relational Experiences, Social Contexts, and Developmental Trajectories
October 9–12, 2003
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
La Jolla, California

Training Workshop

Psychological Trauma: Integrating Biological, Clinical, and Sociocultural Approaches to Trauma’s Effects
(cosponsored by Harvard University and Gadjah Mada University)
July 28–31, 2004
Gadjah Mada University
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Conference

Four Dimensions of Childhood: Brain, Mind, Culture, and Time
February 11–13, 2005
UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Workshop

Culture, Brain, and Emotion
March 4–5, 2006
Hotel Casa del Mar
Santa Monica, California

Conference

Seven Dimensions of Emotion
March 30–April 1, 2007
UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Workshop

Culture, Brain, and Psychopathology
May 17–18, 2008
Pacific Palisades, California

Workshop

Critical Neuroscience: Challenging Reductionism in Psychiatry and Social Neuroscience
(co-sponsored by UCLA, McGill University, and Neuroscience in Context)

January 28–29, 2009
UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Conference

Critical Neuroscience: Challenging Reductionism in Psychiatry and Social Neuroscience
(co-sponsored by UCLA, McGill University, and Neuroscience in Context)

January 30, 2009
UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Conference

Cultural and Biological Contexts of Psychiatric Disorder: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment
January 22–24, 2010
UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Workshop

The Emerging Neuroscience of Culture: Prospects and Challenges
October 30, 2011
UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Conference

Culture, Mind, and Brain: Emerging Concepts, Methods, Applications
October 19–20, 2012
UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Workshop

FPR-UCLA Sex & Gender Conference-Planning Workshop
March 1, 2014
UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Conference

A Critical Moment: Sex/Gender Research at the Intersections of Culture, Brain, and Behavior
October 23-24, 2015
UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Confirmed Participants: Sari van Anders, Arthur Arnold, Tom Boellstorff, Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Carole Browner, Karen Devries, Lisa Diamond, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Daniel Fessler, Matthew Gutmann, Gilbert Herdt, Melissa Hines, Kathy Huang, Marcia Inhorn, Hillard Kaplan, Robert Lemelson, Michael Peletz, Donald Pfaff, Sarah Richardson, James Rilling, Carol Worthman.