Syria: The Local and the Global
Monday, 14 November 2016, 7 – 8am
The Trinity Long Room Hub’s ‘Behind the Headlines’ discussion series offers background analyses to current issues by experts drawing on the long-term perspectives of Arts & Humanities research. It aims to provide a forum that deepens understanding, combats simplification and polarization and thus creates space for informed and respectful public discourse.
Terror and the Telling: Helping Syrian Child Refugees to Express the Unspeakable and Process their Trauma and Loss
Dr Rachel Hoare (Department of French TCD with a special interest in language and identity and in her role as a child and adolescent psychotherapist), talked about the importance of the therapeutic use of sensory-based, creative interventions with Syrian refugee children, in the externalization and transformation of trauma memories.
Responsibilities in Times of War and Ungrievable Lives
Dr Anna Babka (Trinity Long Room Hub Visiting Research Fellow from the University of Vienna) examined critically Europe’s responsibility for Syria, its reluctant position and hesitant responses on the crisis. Drawing on her research on identity politics she interconnected certain ways of non-action with the question of whose lives are mourned and whose lives are considered ungrievable.
Syria from a Syrian Perspective
Razan Ibraheem is a Syrian born journalist. She came over to Ireland to do her MA (ELT) at the University of Limerick. The escalating violence in her country made her seek to stay on in Ireland and she is now a journalist with Storyful as well as an activist for human rights and the rights of refugees, especially women and children.
Syria, The Theatre of Geopolitical Battle and the Rise of the Far Right in the West
Dr Jude Lal Fernando (Irish School of Ecumenics, TCD) reflected on how, in Syria, what one finds is not simply a civil war, but a massive geo-strategic political battle.
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