The Friends of Birzeit University 40th Anniversary programme co-hosted with the University & College Union (UCU)
EDUCATION, OCCUPATION & LIBERATION
In her lecture, prominent psychiatrist and scholar, Dr Samah Jaber explores themes of alienation and freedom in the context of the Palestinian struggle for national liberation. Dr Jaber examines the individual and collective psychological impact of the occupation of Palestine on Palestinians and how education can play an important role in overcoming this and contributing to realising freedom for the Palestinian people.
Dr Samah Jabr is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist and writer. She is Assistant Clinical Professor, George Washington University, Washington DC and Chair of the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health. Dr Jaber was formerly Head of the Ramallah Community Mental Health Centre. Alongside the documentary, her eponymous book Derrière les fronts : chroniques d’une psychiatre psychothérapeute palestinienne sous occupation [Beyond the Frontlines: Columns from a Palestinian Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist under Occupation] was published by PMN Editions in 2018.