Building Bridges: Trauma and Torture among Syrian Refugees

April 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Kennedy School of Government
Lara Jirmanus, RSVP required

Building Bridges: An Interdisciplinary Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis is presented jointly by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Hussam Jefee-Bahloul, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Places are limited. RSVP and pre-reading is required; links will be posted a few weeks before the event. (Note that this session recently was changed from April 6, and the session originally scheduled for this date is now on April 6.)

RSVP here or join via video or audio conference (details below)


  1. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Resulting from Torture and Other Traumatic Events among Syrian Kurdish Refugees in Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Hawkar Ibrahim & Chiya Q. Hassan. Frontiers in Psychology, 20 February 2017.
  2. Mental Health Research in the Syrian Humanitarian Crisis. Husam Jefee-Bahloul & Kaveh Khoshnood. Frontiers in Public Health, 16 May 2014.

Teleconference details for April 20th at this link or call in via one of the numbers below:
1) Dial +1.408.740.7256 (US);  +1.888.240.2560 (US Toll Free) ; +1.408.317.9253 (Alternate number); (all numbers)
2) Enter Meeting ID: 705261127
3) Press #

To reach the seminar’s webpage, click on this link to the Belfer Center, Middle East Initiative, choose Study Groups from the left-hand menu, and scroll down to the Building Bridges link.