New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU – A Memorial Celebration of the Life and Work of Elisabeth Young-Bruehl (April 1)

The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU
invites you to attend

A Memorial Celebration of the Life and Work of Elisabeth Young-Bruehl


Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, a long-time Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, was widely known and respected as a philosopher, psychoanalyst, biographer, and scholar. She authored over a dozen books, including seminal biographies of Hanna Arendt and Anna Freud; Why Arendt MattersThe Anatomy of Prejudices; Subject to Biography: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Writing Womens’ LivesWhere Do We Fall When We Fall in Love?; and most recently, Childism: Confronting Prejudice Against Children (Yale Univ. Press, 2012).

Formerly on the faculty of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, she was a member of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society and a co-founder of Caversham Productions, a company that creates psychoanalytic educational materials. Elisabeth wrote about current events and contemporary political issues on her blog, Who’s Afraid of Social Democracy?, and had recently been named General Editor of The Collected Writings of D.W. Winnicott, a project that had fully engaged her remarkable intellect. On November 18, 2011, she gave a lunch-talk at the Institute that traced her intellectual trajectory from The Anatomy of Prejudices to Childism, through to the writings of Winnicott (this talk appears as her last blog post, under the title “Creative Aggression”). Elisabeth’s passion and commitment–as a thinker, as a writer, as a friend–are deeply missed.

Sunday April 1, 2012, at 2 pm

New York University School of Law
Greenberg Lounge at Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South, NYC

The program will be followed by light refreshments.


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