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Dr Brendan Ciarán Browne awarded funding from Trinity's ASSBF for work on youth, conflict and Palestine

Across Palestine the number of young people growing up in highly vulnerable or 'at risk' conditions is growing. Youth transitions in Palestine; from adolescent dependency to adult autonomy, are done so against the backdrop of an entrenched conflict. The capacity for young people to navigate these transitions is often heralded by international NGOs and foreign observers as reflective of their 'resilience'. Such a labelling is not un-problematic in that it masks the deep seeded physical and emotional impact of consistent exposure to such violence. Working with the support of clinical partners, including; Dr Emma Keelan (MRCP), this research problematises the concept of 'resilience' when analysing youth transitions in conflict zones from a social sciences perspective and turns a critical eye to the entrenched conflict in Palestine. The research is an extension of Dr Browne's ongoing work on youth transition in conflict zones, which has up until this point focussed primarily on the north of Ireland.

More information on the project is available here: 




Last updated 30 January 2018 by Irish School of Ecumenics (Email).