Confirmed Guest Speakers
We are still organising the programme, but, at the moment we are pleased to confirm the participation of the following speakers:
Jim B. Tucker, M.D
Tucker is one of the very few scientists in the world researching reincarnation.
Jim B. Tucker, M.D. is Bonner-Lowry Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He is director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, where he is continuing the work of Ian Stevenson on children who report memories of previous lives. He is the author of two books that together have been translated into twenty languages, Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children’s Memories of Previous Lives (2005) and Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives (2013), a New York Times bestseller.
Dr. Tucker attended the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA degree in psychology in 1982, followed by a Medical Degree four years later. He then completed a residency in general psychiatry and a fellowship in child psychiatry at the University of Virginia. A board-certified child psychiatrist, he served as the medical director of the UVA Child and Family Psychiatry Clinic for nine years. He has published numerous papers in scientific journals and given talks to both scientific and general audiences.
Julie Chajes, PhD
Julie Chajes is a cultural historian of the nineteenth century who teaches at Tel Aviv University. She has been interested in a diverse form of spirituality and religion since childhood. She completed her PhD under the supervision of Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke at the University of Exeters’ Centre for the Study of Esotericism. A recent recipient of a grant from the Blavatsky Trust, her book on Blavatsky’s theories of reincarnation will be published by Oxford University Press in early 2019.