Erich Fromm (1900-1980) is known not only as author and significant humanist of the 20th century, but also as psychoanalyst and social psychologist. Erich Fromm affected the world like almost no other German-born social scientist. His writings and realizations are read and recognized worldwide. The International Erich Fromm Society works to maintain, to research, to develop further and to pass on Erich Fromm’s scholarly findings and ideas as the fitting continuation of his international work and in recognition of his worldwide significance.
International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) Berlin, June 21st through June 23rd, 2018
Born in Lebanon Gérard D. Khoury lived in Aix-en-Provence and was known in France as a journalist, historian and writer who in his writings particularly addressed the Near East Conflict. As a young man he contacted Erich Fromm in 1960 for the first time.
Thanks to the generosity of Karl Schlecht and the Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG), an Erich Fromm Study Center was opened at the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) in Berlin. The official Opening Ceremony was held on December 13, 2016.
Last year the first International Erich Fromm Research Conference took place in Berlin.
The Non-Profit Erich Fromm Foundation (Tübingen) is financing a two-year fellowship for scientific research on the thought and work of Erich Fromm
at the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin (IPU), June 20 thru 21, 2018
at the Erich Fromm Institute Tuebingen September 6 thru 9, 2017
Berlin International Psychoanalytic University
Thursday, June 26, thru Saturday, June 28, 2014
Between Christians, Muslims and Jews
Friday, September 13, 2013 - Sunday, September 15, 2013
at Haus Venusberg in Bonn
Prejudices, clichés, and stereotypes are not unusual in our personal life or in our society. Psychologically speaking, we use projections to increase our self-esteem and to look at the oth-ers as the bearer of what we don't like to bear and to associate with ourselves. The Other is thwarting, aggressive, uneducated – the problem. We scapegoat others in order to have a good feeling, self esteem or conscience.
(May 10-11, 2013) and Round trip through Baltic countries (May 14-20, 2013) including a Conference in Kaunas (Lithuania) (May 17, 2013)
The international conference in Riga is organized by the University of Latvia, The Goethe Institute of Latvia, the International Erich Fromm Society, and patronized by the former president of Latvia: Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga. The conference languages in Riga will be Latvian and German.
on Monday, March 18, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at Hospitalhof in Stuttgart / Germany
on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at Hospitalhof in Stuttgart / Germany
on Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m. at Hospitalhof in Stuttgart / Germany
am Mittwoch, 6. April 2016, 18 Uhr im „Weißen Saal" des Neuen Schlosses in Stuttgart
am Montag, 23. März 2015, 18 Uhr im „Weißen Saal" des Neuen Schlosses in Stuttgart
This society produces many useless things, and to the same degree many useless people.
1968a, p. 38
The Website of the Erich Fromm Institute Tuebingen (EFIT) with Information about life and work of Erich Fromm, the litarary estate and the Erich Fromm Foundation (EFS).
Events and conferences of the Internation Erich Fromm Society, the working groups and interesting events of other organizations.
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