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Gabrielle Rifkind

Gabrielle Rifkind is a practising psychotherapist and group analyst who works in conflict resolution in the Middle East. Much of her special contribution is around the role of human motivation and behaviour in resolving conflict. She directs the Middle East Human Security Programme for the Oxford Research Group, an NGO which works to promote a more sustainable approach to security and is one of the leading UK advocates of non-military resolution of global conflict. It combines in-depth political and technical expertise with many years' experience in promoting serious analysis and dialogue. Gabrielle lives in London and makes regular contributions to the media, in particular to news and political analysis programmes. She is author, with Scilla Elsworthy, of Making Terrorism History (Random House, 2005) and is currently co-authoring a book titled The Fog of Peace: The Human Face of Peace-Making with Giandomenico Picco.

Oxford Research Group

Past and present Confer events
The Big Idea
Friday 5 (evening) and Saturday 6 March 2010

Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...