Trauma, Peace and Development: The Importance of Psychological Insight

Seminar in the Series PSYOPS: The Psychology of Political Struggle

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Time: Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:00-11:00
Place: UiO, Institute of Psychology, Forskningsveien 3A

Trauma, Peace and Development: The Importance of Psychological Insight
Photo: Jordi Bernabeu Farrús / Flickr

​Welcome to the fourth breakfast seminar in the series PSYOPS: The Psychology of Political Struggle - organized jointly by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Department of Psychology, University of Oslo & Psychology Students Without Borders (PUG).

This seminar will focus on how psychological insight, especially knowledge about trauma can be used in promoting health, peace and development - with a special focus on Afghanistan. 

About fourty years of war has made Afghanistan to one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. The conflict today is primarily between a westerly supported regime in the capital Kabul and rebel groups with the islamist group Taliban. The conflict started when the US invaded Afghanistan after the 9/11 terror attacks conducted by the militant Islamist organization Al-Qaeda.

Main speakers

  • Kristian Berg Harpviken - Director PRIO 
  • Ragnhild Dybdahl - Psychologist and Associate Professor at Oslo and Akershus University College (HiOA) 
  • Kenneth Sandin - Psykologist at Doctors Without Borders (TBC)

Breakfast is served from 08:30, while the seminar starts at 09:00. Registration is not necessary for this seminar.

Place: Forsamlingssalen, Harald Schjelderups hus, Forskningsveien 3A