Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei, psychiatrist and Director General of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP), in conversation with Dr. Sara Roy, on the human rights and mental health crisis in the Gaza Strip.
Please join us for lunch and a discussion with Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei, psychiatrist and Director General of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP), and Dr. Sara Roy, on the human rights and mental health crisis in the Gaza Strip. We will learn more about current developments in Gaza through the lens of personal experiences and the work of GCMHP in providing critical mental health services to alleviate trauma and instill hope for the future. What can be done in the US to help keep hope alive?
Yasser Abu-Jamei, MD, MSc is a psychiatrist and General Director of GCMHP, the leading Palestinian non-governmental organization providing mental health services to the Gaza Strip. He holds degrees from universities in the UK, Germany, Lithuania and Gaza and has received honors for his work developing the mental health sector in the Gaza Strip. His research has focused on the psychological impact of the ongoing violence and blockade in Gaza.
Sara Roy (Ed.D. Harvard University) is a senior research scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies specializing in the Palestinian economy, Palestinian Islamism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She began her research on Gaza in 1985 and has since authored over 100 publications, including The Gaza Strip: The Political Economy of De-development and Failing Peace: Gaza and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. Her latest book is Unsilencing Gaza: Reflections on Resistance (Pluto Press, 2021).
Dr. Abu-Jamei’s “Trauma and Hope” nationwide tour is sponsored by the Massachusetts-based Gaza Mental Health Foundation, Inc. For more information or to make a donation: www.gazamentalhealth.org
Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School, the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative at Harvard Divinity School, and the The Palestine Program for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard FXB Center.