08 décembre
Type of event: 
جراح الحرب: تجربة غزة بعيون الدكتور غسان أبو ستة
Organizing office: 
Institut des études palestiniennes
In partnership with: 
AUB Global Health Institute
Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
8 décembre 2023 - 6:00pm
Eastern Date:: 
6 décembre 2023 - 10:00am
بث مباشر
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About the event: 

The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS), in collaboration with the Global Health Institute (GHI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS), is honored to invite you to our upcoming event "Wounds of War: The Gaza Experience Through the Eyes of Dr. Ghassan Abu Sitta."

The event will be livestreamed via IPS's English social media channels and website.

About the speakers: 

Ghassan Abu-Sittah: A Palestinian-British physician, associate professor of surgery, and renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He has worked as a war surgeon in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, southern Lebanon, and during the four wars on the Gaza Strip. He received his medical education at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, before completing his postgraduate residency and training specialist registrar training in London . In 2011, he joined the American University of Beirut Medical Center, becoming head of the plastic and reconstructive surgery department in 2012, and clinical director of the paediatric war trauma program and the multidisciplinary war trauma clinic. In 2015 he became a founding director of the Conflict Medicine Program – The Global Health Institute at the American University of Beirut.  He is an Honorary Lecturer at Center for Blast Injury Studies, Imperial College London University and a Visiting Senior Lecturer, Conflict & Health Research Group, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King's College London University Clinical Lead for the Operational Trauma Initiative at the World Health Organization's EMRO Office. He serves on the board of Trustees of Institute for Palestine Studies and on the Board of directors of INARA, a charity dedicated to providing reconstructive surgery to war injured children in the Middle East, and Board of Trustees of the UK based Medical Aid for Palestinians.


Moderated by: Muna Khalidi is a health and social development expert, with particular focus on community health and community mental health. She holds a PhD degree in Health Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and more that 30 years' experience working in the health and social development fields, with a range of organizations in the public, private, academic, NGO, INGO, and UN sectors, with a focus on public mental health. Involved in research and production of documentary films on issues of social justice.

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