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The Women Leader’s in Conflict and Health Initiative is hosting its first event, on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at King’s College London. In this event, Professor Rita Giacaman from Birzeit University, will discuss her personal experiences in academia, in which she has subsequently emerged as a leading academic in conflict and health in a complex conflict affected setting. Professor Giacaman will also discuss her research on Reframing Public Health in Wartime: From the Biomedical Model to the “Wounds Inside”. The event will be chaired by Professor Richard Sullivan.

Professor Rita Giacaman is a professor of public health at the Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, occupied Palestinian territory. Founder of the Institute, she served as a committee member for the establishment of the Women’s Studies Institute at Birzeit University in 1993. Since 2000, Professor Giacaman has been focusing on the impact of chronic war-like conditions and exposure to violence on the health and well-being of Palestinians, with an emphasis on psychosocial health among adolescents and young people; and the development of measures to assess health and well-being in conditions of protracted violence. Professor Giacaman was awarded an Honorary PhD from LSE in 2011 for having made an “outstanding contribution to the increased understanding or appreciation of ‘the causes of things’” She was also awarded the International Fellow of the Society for Research on Adolescence title in 2018 for her ‘internationally and culturally sensitive approach to the understanding of adolescence worldwide’.

The lecture will take place in room K6.07 in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, Strand Campus.

Register your attendance at this free event here.