Harvey M. Weinstein

HW_photoHarvey Weinstein, M.D., MPH, moved to Rossmoor in the summer of 2019 but after travel and renovations only became resident in December.  He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Human Rights Center of the University of California, Berkeley, and a retired Clinical Professor in the School of Public Health. Trained as a psychiatrist and as a public health professional, his principal areas of interest are in the study of how countries rebuild after genocide and ethnic cleansing. As Associate Director of the Human Rights Center from 1998-2005, he directed the Forced Migration and Health Project and was Co-Principal Investigator on three other projects – “Communities in Crisis; Justice, Accountability and Social Reconstruction in Rwanda and Former Yugoslavia, “Intrastate Conflict and Social Reconstruction”, and “Education for Reconciliation in Rwanda: Creating a History Curriculum After Genocide.”
Harvey is the author of “Psychiatry and The CIA: Victims of Mind Control” (APA Press, 1990) and co-editor of “My Neighbor, My Enemy: Justice and Community After Mass Atrocity” (Cambridge University Press, 2004). He was founding Co-editor of the International Journal of Transitional Justice. He has written articles on empathy, reconciliation, social reconstruction, history and identity, and the limits of justice. He has served as Vice-President of Jewish Family and Community Services, East Bay, on the boards of the Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation, a New York-based health foundation, Survivors International (a torture treatment program), and Peninsula Temple Beth El. He has consulted widely at the national and international level.