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political science professor , Psychiatrist , Museum director , writer , Medical educator

Walter Reich, psychiatrist, medical educator, political science professor, writer, museum director. Diplomate American Board Medical Examiners, American Board Psychiatry and Neurology.


Reich, Walter Arrived in United States of America, 1947, naturalized. Son of Simon and Anna (Nussbaum) Reich.


Bachelor in Philosophy, Columbia University, New York, 1965. Doctor of Medicine, New York University, 1970. Certified in Psychiatry, Yale University, 1975.


Fellow, assistant instructor psychiatry Yale University, New Haven, 1971-1973, lecturer, since 1973. Lieutenant Commander, Commander, captain United States Public Health Service, 1973-1994. Associate research psychiatrist National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1973-1975, director advanced studies Rockville, Maryland, 1976-1986, senior research psychiatrist, 1976-1994.

Chairman program in medical and biological science Washington School Psychiatry, 1975-1985;psychiatrist The President's biomedical Research Panel, Washington, 1975-1976. Senior research associate, then senior scholar Woodrow Wilson International Center Scholars, Washington, since 1985, director project on health, science public policy, 1992-1995. Research associate Forum on Psychiatry and the Humanities, 1986-1988.

Research professor psychiatry Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, 1986-1988, professor psychiatry, since 1988. Director United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, 1995-1998. Professor psychiatry and behavioral science George Washington University, since 1995, Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, Ethics and Human Behavior, since 1998.


  • Diplomate American Board Medical Examiners, American Board Psychiatry and Neurology.



Member Therapy/Social Control Study Group Institute Society, Ethics and the Life Sciences, Hastings-on-Hudson New York 1974-1975, Group for Advancement of Psychiatry, 1979-1983. Member education committee Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University, 1982-1985, committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility American Association for the Advancement of Science,1985-1991. Residential scholar and writer, Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem Foundation, 1984, 85, 87, 2004, 05, 06.

Member academy board Yale Institute for Study of Global Anti-Semitism, since 2007. Advisory council member Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship, Experimental College, Tufts University, 1990. Vice chair for Psychiatry, Committee Concerned Scientists, New York City, 1985-1995.

National co-chairman, New York City, since 1995. Founding advisory board member International Institute for Mediation and History Conciliation, since 2001. Member National Advisory Council American Jewish Committee, 2002-2003.

Founding member Council Global Terrorism, 2006. Fellow American Psychiatric Association (distinguished life fellow,chair, committee human rights, task force on terrorism, Special Presidential Commendation 1998, Human Rights award 2004). Member American Medical Association.


Married Tova Rachel Weiss, June 10, 1965. Children: Daniel S., David E., Rebecca Z.

Simon Reich

Anna (Nussbaum) Reich

Tova Rachel Weiss

Daniel S. Reich

David E. Reich

Rebecca Z Reich