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This roundtable brings together public health practitioners, disability rights advocates, and researchers of trauma and debility to discuss various aspects of disability in Palestine.


Jasbir Puar, Visiting Professor, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights; Professor and Graduate Director, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University

Ghassan Abu-Sittah, Director, Conflict Medicine Program, Global Health Institute, American University of Beirut

Nadera Shaloub-Kevorkian, Chair in Global Law, Queen Mary University of London

Dina Kiwan, Professor in Comparative Education, University of Birmingham, UK

Shatha Abu Srour, Disability Rights Advocate, Palestine

Yasmin Snounu, PhD, Consultant: Project Manager, Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee Windsor-Essex

This event is co-sponsored by the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Global StudiesDisability Studies Workshop, and the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago.

ASL translation will be provided. If you have questions or wish to request accommodations to access the event, please contact

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