Professor of clinical psychology at Ghent University (Belgium) and a practising psychoanalytic psychotherapist. His books include The Pursuit of Objectivity in Psychology, Lacan's Logic of Subjectivity: A Walk on the Graph of Desire and his international bestseller The psychology of totalitarianism.
Desmet is the author of more than a hundred peer-reviewed academic articles. In 2018 he received the Evidence-Based Psychoanalytic Case Study Award from the Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and in 2019 he received the Wim Trijsburg Award from the Dutch Psychotherapy Association.
Cláudia Leão Lopes
Master in Clinical Psychology in the area of Specialisation in Clinical Psychology by ISPA. Post-graduation in Neuropsychology of Intervention in Coimbra. Degree in Psychology by ISPA. Specialist in Neuropsychology and Clinical and Health Psychology by OPP. Psychological Intervention in Disaster Situations Course by the OPP.
Project Coordinator, within the scope of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, in the company Cuidados na Linha. Collaborated with the Neuropsychology Unit of the CHPL. Worked in the São Marcos Parish Council (GAP - Psychology Service). Private practice in the areas of neuropsychological assessment, cognitive rehabilitation and neuropsychological intervention in the home context. Candidate, in the 2016 elections, for the Southern Regional Delegation of the Order of Portuguese Psychologists. Invited assistant in the 7th edition of the Post-Graduation course in Psychogerontology, at the Catholic University of Lisbon. Trainer in CRIAP in various editions of the Post-Graduations in Intervention Neuropsychology. Participation in research projects at the Neuropsychology Unit of the CHPL, namely the construction of the MD-01 scale. Author of the project "More Psychology in your Parish", under the 1st Participatory Budget of the Union of Sintra Parishes.
Diploma de honra em bioquímica/fisiologia antes de obter emprego no sistema de saúde mental do SNS em 1980, inicialmente como enfermeiro psiquiátrico. Qualificou-se como psicólogo clínico em 1989 e trabalhou numa variedade de ambientes de saúde mental de adultos. Obteve o seu doutoramento em 2000 para uma tese explorando os preditores psicológicos do comportamento suicida. Em 2013, optou pela reforma, depois de ter operado durante quinze anos como Psicólogo Clínico Profissional Principal/Consultor.
É um crítico vocal das abordagens biomédicas à saúde mental, ilustrando as suas preocupações com episódios tirados da sua vasta experiência de trabalho no seio do sistema psiquiátrico. O seu livro, Tales from the Madhouse: Uma Crítica Interna aos Serviços Psiquiátricos, foi publicado pela PCCS Books em Fevereiro de 2015.
Ao longo da sua carreira, Gary apresentou numerosos workshops sobre uma série de tópicos, incluindo terapia cognitiva-comportamental para a depressão, avaliação do risco de suicídio, decisões antecipadas e compreensão da automutilação deliberada. Mais recentemente, ele deu formação sobre o abuso de poder da psiquiatria, a natureza discriminatória da Lei da Saúde Mental, os efeitos agravantes do mantra "uma doença como qualquer outra", e a abordagem perversa da psiquiatria ao risco.
No início de 2020, ficou extremamente preocupado com a resposta do Governo à crise do coronavírus e escreveu artigos sobre este assunto para uma série de publicações online, incluindo The Spectator e The Critic. Mais dos seus artigos sobre este assunto podem ser encontrados no seu blogue CORONABABBLE. Gary é também membro da Health Advisory & Recovery Team (HART) e da campanha Smile Free para levantar todos os mandatos de máscara.
Jordi Pigem (Barcelona, 1964) holds a PhD in Philosophy (University of Barcelona). He was resident lecturer in Philosophy of Science and coordinator of the Philosophy module of the Master of Holistic Sciences at Schumacher College in Dartington (England, 1998-2003), and has been invited to teach at universities in Europe and the Americas. He was the winner of the Philosophy Prize of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans, the Resurgence and Scientific and Medical Network Essay Prize, and the Joan Maragall Prize. More recently he is the author of Pandemic and Post-Truth: Life, Consciousness and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Fragmenta, 2021), and Technology and Totalitarianism: Digitalisation, Dehumanisation and the Rings of Global Power (Fragmenta, 2022), the first two books (published in Catalan and Spanish) of a trilogy that analyses our time from philosophical, scientific and literary perspectives.
Paul D. Thacker is an American investigative journalist based in Spain and founder of The DisInformation Chronicle, a newsletter that reports on corruption in science and medicine. In 2021, he won the British Journalism Award for a series in The BMJ that investigated the financial interests of medical experts advising U.S. and U.K. governments during the COVID-19 pandemic. A separate investigation he wrote for The BMJ looked at problems in the clinical trial for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. That article was the finalist for an investigative journalism award and is the most highly viewed article in all of science in 2021.
Thacker written on conflicts of interests and corruption in science and medicine for multiple outlets including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, NEJM, The New Republic, Vice, Slate, JAMA, Environmental Science & Technology, and Mother Jones.
For several years, he led a series of high profile investigations in the United States Senate looking into corruption in science and medicine. This work led to reforms in medicine, including passage of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act and heightened conflicts of interest policies at the National Institutes of Health. Some of this work was captured in a profile Nature Magazine wrote about him.
Thacker is a former Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard and he’s lectured on journalism and corruption in science at multiple universities including Harvard, Georgetown, MIT, Brown University, the University of Toronto, and the University of West Virginia.
Dr Piers Robinson is co-director of the Propaganda Studies Organisation and was Chair/Professor in Politics, Society and Political Journalism, University of Sheffield, 2016-2019, Lecturer/Principal Lecturer in International Politics (University of Manchester 2005-2016) and Lecturer in Political Communication (University of Liverpool, 1999-2005). He researches and writes on propaganda, media, international politics and conflict. He has published articles in journals including the Review of International Studies, Journal of Communication, Critical Sociology, Journal of Peace Research, European Journal of Communication, Political Science Quarterly, International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, Media, Culture and Society, Political Studies and Media, War and Conflict.
His work has been cited in publications such as "The Responsibility to Protect" published by the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS), and he has received many invitations to lecture and advise on these topics.
He has given lectures at the NATO Defence College in Rome and presentations/briefings at Oxford University to senior UK military commanders and diplomats and has also lectured at the St Cyer military academy in France. He has given public lectures for Stop the War Coalition, Frome Stop the War and Media on Trial. Recently, in 2022, he was invited to present at the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the analysis of the COVID19 response and the role of propaganda and the media.
Andrew Lowenthal is a writer, researcher, and producer focused on digital authoritarianism — including privacy, censorship, programmable currencies, and digital ID.
He is the co-founder and former Executive Director of EngageMedia, an Asia-Pacific digital rights, open and secure technology, and social documentary non-profit he led for nearly 18 years. He has been a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard’s Film Studies Center, and at MIT’s Open Documentary Lab.
He is currently a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Network Cultures at the University of Amsterdam. Most recently he has been working with Matt Taibbi on the Twitter Files, providing supporting research and writing. He writes at networkaffects.
Josh Guetzkow is senior lecturer in sociology and criminology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received his MA and PhD in sociology from Princeton University and was a postdoctoral fellow in health policy at Harvard University. His research has focused on a range of topics related to criminal justice policy, politics, culture, inequality, and the sociology of knowledge. His research has been published in The American Sociological Review, Social Forces, The Journal of Quantitative Criminology, American Behavioral Scientist, Minerva, Law and Society Review, Politics and Society, Critical Public Health and Science, Technology and Human Values, and others.
B.A. in Sociology, Cog. Science at U.C. Berkeley in 1998; M.A. in Sociology, Princeton University in 2001; Ph.D. in Sociology, Princeton University in 2004; Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sociology, Criminology and Mental Health Policy at the Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Research Program, Harvard University in 2004 - 2006.
2002-2003 - NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant: “The Relationship between Criminal Justice and Social Welfare Policies”; 2015-2019 - Binational Science Foundation Research Grant: “Equality at Work: Modes of Incorporation and Advancement of Skilled Israeli-Palestinians”.
Anabela do Cabo Morais
Specialist in Clinical and Health Psychology. Post-graduate in Clinical and Health Psychology by the University of Algarve; Experimental Clinical Hypnosis by the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon; Mourning Processes: Integrative Approach by the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon; Postgraduate Specialisation in Educational Sexology by the Portuguese Society of Clinical Sexology (SPSC).
EMDR and Brainspotting therapist.
Graduated in Psychology. First at ISCTE in Lisbon in the social and organisational areas, then at the FCSH of the University of the Algarve in clinical and health areas, being doubly post-graduated at the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon (1st) Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and (2nd) Mourning Processes: Integrative Approach. Professional Trainer since 2000 in several areas of Psychology: Stress Management, Conflict Management, Grief Psychology, Communication and Interpersonal Relationships, Assertiveness and Personal Development, Gender Equality, Domestic Violence, Training for Trainers (initial and continuous), Recruitment and Selection, and other topics.
Since 2011 she has been a Professional Traineeship Supervisor for the OPP (Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses) and since 2014 she was awarded the Trainer Certification by the Conselho Científico-Pedagógico da Formação Contínua de Professores in the area D06 Relações Humanas. She gives private consultations mainly in the following areas: traumas, fears, phobias, depression, bordeline, bipolar disorder, grief, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, divorce, parental advice, couple consultations.
Clinical and Health Psychologist
Specialist in Community Psychology
Supervisor and facilitator of EMDR EUROPE
Supervisor and Trainer in EMDR Children & Adolescents
Guest Researcher Trauma Observatory - University of Coimbra
Portuguese Representative in the Board of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Coordinator of Psychology ANAFS - ONGD Civil Protection
Participation as a speaker in different national and international congresses
Member of the EMDR Children and Adolescents Committee of EMDR Portugal and Europe
Consultancy in Lisbon and Leiria
Michael P. Senger
Michael P. Senger is a San Francisco-based attorney and author of Snake Oil: How Xi Jinping Shut Down the World. He works with domestic and international corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and individuals to find practical solutions to complex tax structuring and planning issues.
Michael has drafted opinions and dispositions for a wide range of tax structures, mergers, financings, restructurings, spin-offs, and licensing agreements, and has advised U.S. and multinational clients on planning and compliance with the domestic and international provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
His tax controversy experience includes representing corporations, business owners, and other individuals in cases, protests, and private letter ruling requests before the IRS, the US Tax Court, and state and municipal courts.
Prior to his legal career, Michael was a CPA at a large accounting firm, where he audited multinational banks and other publicly traded financial companies.
Joana Amaral Dias
Joana Amaral Dias is renowned in the field of Communication, with more than 15 years of experience in television commentary and analysis, as well as in the press, having collaborated with TSF, SIC, SIC Notícias, Diário de Notícias, among others and, more recently, with RTP and CMTV. With solid credits as a columnist and opinion maker, she successfully covers very diverse areas, from politics and psychology to cinema and football.
She has been an association leader, a deputy at the Assembly of the Republic and a party leader. Clinical Psychologist, Master in Clinical Psychology by the Universidade de Coimbra, with a PhD by the Chicago Center for Family Health/ University of Chicago, she has been teaching for 20 years in Higher Education in several institutions, from the Universidade Luterana do Brasil to the Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada. Holder of several postgraduate degrees, she has a private practice in Lisbon and is the author of four bestsellers in her fields: Maníacos de Qualidade (2010), Portugal a Arder (2011), O Cérebro da Política (2014), Sonhos Públicos (2018). Joana Amaral Dias is also a consultant in Human Resources Management and Communication - Organisational Image.
James Roguski is a researcher, author, natural health proponent and an activist who believes that the old systems are rightfully crumbling, so we must build their replacements quickly.
In March 2022, James uncovered documents regarding proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations and was instrumental in raising awareness about them, which resulted in the amendments being rejected.
James is now doing everything possible to expose the WHO's hidden agenda behind their proposed "pandemic treaty" as well as the WHO's ongoing attempts to amend the International Health Regulations. James' vision for the future can be summarized by the phrase: "Out of the WHO and in with the NEW".
Dr. Ana Moreira is a medical doctor with a degree in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Master in Biological Medicine and Anti-Aging from the University of Alcalá, Madrid, postgraduate in Dermatology and Cosmetics, postgraduate in Medicine of Aging, postgraduate in Climatology and Hydrology, postgraduate in Occupational Medicine and doctoral student in Quantum Health at the University of Jaipur, India.
She is a member of the Portuguese Medical Association and clinical director of the Centre for Integrative Medicine, Dra. Ana Moreira, in Porto. She is a health trainer and participates regularly in seminars and lectures, nationally and internationally, as a speaker. She conducts medical retreats in international hotel chains.
Completed Clinical Neuropsychology - Universidad de Salamanca in 2015. He is Assistant Professor at the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. He has published 5 articles in specialized journals, has 2 published books. He has 1 item of technical production. He has co-supervised 1 PhD thesis and co-supervised 1 MSc dissertation in the areas of Economics and Management and Psychology. Has received 4 awards and/or honours. He works in the areas of Medical Sciences with emphasis in Health Sciences and Social Sciences with emphasis in Psychology. In his professional activities he has interacted with 19 collaborators in co-authorship of scientific papers.
PhD: Clinical Neuropsychology
Post-Graduation: Legal Psychology
Postgraduate: Human Development
Postgraduate Diploma: DEA Psychobiology
Laura Sanches has been a clinical psychologist since 2002 and completed an MA in Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology at John Moores University in 2004. At the moment she works in her private practice, Espaço Vida, in Lisbon, where, besides the consultations, she also gives training in several themes related to stress management and parenting. She is the author of four published books and several articles in magazines and newspapers.
Liliana Ferreira de Oliveira
1991-2014 - Colégio Sá de Miranda, responsible for Administrative Services and Public Relations. Participation, collaboration, production and organization of internal and external activities of the College, oriented to establish the connection between the school and the student/carer.
2015- 2020 - Educational Education Assistant at Agrupamento de Escolas Filipa de Lencastre, with effective experience in monitoring children with Trisomy 21 and Autism.
Other Activities: Collaboration with the Zona Franca Association in food distribution to needy families.
Volunteered at Associação Anapar as a production assistant for shows and events.
Volunteered as Advisor for the direction, management and production of the 1st International Congress on Health and Pandemic Management held in Fatima, Portugal.
Consultant in Operational Stress Management for our physical and mental performance
Former executive specialized in international development (Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America), and director of branches and zones of a large banking group, Jean-Jacques Maurice has worked on researching the effects of stress and preferences on our physical and mental performance and their practical applications for ten years.
- Sleep, one of the pillars of our health - Deciding under stress
- Predom, individually or in teams: how to optimize our time and energy by measuring the strength of our preferences and avoidances
- Holder of a DU in Integrative Psychosomatics, University of Paris VI
- Member of the Integrative Psychosomatic Society
- TOP Practitioner (Techniques for Optimizing Potential®)
- Colonel of the Army, Air and Space Citizen Reserve - ADER Network
- Co-author of the book "La Stresso-Thérapie" with a midwife and two doctors
Treasurer of APOMF Associação Portuguesa da Ordem do Merito Francês, Vice-President of UFE Lisboa and President of the Fiscal Council of Alliance Française de Lisbonne. Speaker on topics related to neuromarketing, PSR and stress management.
Miguel Montenegro has a Master's degree in clinical psychology. He was the only student in the history of ISPA to complete his training in two years - without equivalences - and with academic merit. He is a member of SPPE - Sociedade Portuguesa de Psicoterapia Existencial. He is the author of several scientific articles published in international scientific journals and of book chapters in the field of clinical psychology and philosophy. He practices psychotherapy in the Carlos Amaral Dias Psychoanalysis Clinic and in private practice.
He is currently completing a doctoral thesis in contemporary Political Philosophy, whose theme is Covidism, understood as a totalitarian movement of the early 21st century. His authors of reference are Michel Foucault, Gil Deleuze, Friedrich Nietzsche, Hannah Arendt, Giorgio Agamben, Peter Sloterdijk and Byung Chul-Han.
He became a political activist during Covidism, participating and promoting various actions denouncing the unconstitutional and totalitarian character of the states of emergency, having resisted all coercive health measures. He never wore a mask.
Senior Lecturer in Political Communication at the School of Arts and Humanities. He works on the Communication and Society subject team and contributes to the teaching of the BA Joint Honours Humanities, BA Media Communication and Culture and the MA programmes in Communication and Globalisation. He has supervised, and is currently supervising, PhD projects on many topics close to his research interests.
Dr. Alexander holds a PhD in Communications Studies from the University of Leeds, UK. His thesis examined the role played by public diplomacy in China and Taiwan's competition for diplomatic allies in the Global South. This research was guided by Prof. Gary Rawnsley, Prof. Philip Taylor and Dr. Robin Brown. Prior to joining NTU in September 2013, Dr. Alexander had held positions at the University of Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan University, and Sheffield Hallam University. During 2013, he spent eight months working in Taiwan as a Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Research Fellow at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei. Prior to an academic career, Dr. Alexander worked in the business industry, holding positions at Hewlett Packard (HP), Bell Micro Inc. and Yorkshire Building Society.
Research on Coronavirus Propaganda:
Coronavirus and the British Propaganda War Manual, COVID Propaganda from a Vicious Government, Understanding Communications around the Coronavirus Vaccine, Coronavirus propaganda - in search of the BBC's public service mandate, Coronavirus propaganda - reflections on an episode of mass self-destruction.
Assistance to neurological or psychiatric patients with Brain Commitments and consequent Alterations of the Mental State.
Researcher in the areas of Neuropsychology, Neurosciences and Criminology.
University Professor of Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Biology and Psychopathology of Aging.