The Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS) is hosting an online Symposium to discuss the cumulative effects of 15 years of blockade and five wars on the Gaza Strip. The Symposium is held at 15:00 Doha Time (GMT+3) on Tuesday 30 August 2022. The event will be moderated by Dr Ghassan Elkahlout, Director of the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies; and Associate Professor and Head of the MA Program in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.

The CHS online symposium will explore the effects of 15 years of blockade and five wars in the Gaza Strip. This will involve a holistic set of inter-disciplinary academic perspectives that will bring together economists, political scientists, psychologists, public health experts, and human rights defenders. Speakers will address a range of issues including assessing the damage of the 2021 and 2022 wars, the economic degradation caused by the blockade, the psychological trauma endured by Gazans, and efforts to reverse the de-development of healthcare. The symposium aims to contribute new analytical insights and practical steps forward that can enhance humanitarian and reconstruction strategies and will be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders engaged with Gaza.

The Online Symposium is held on Zoom, with interpretation into English. Registration is open to all interested in Palestinian affairs, and attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions in the allotted question-and-answer periods.

The entire Symposium will be live-streamed on the CHS' social media platforms of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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