PRFDHR Seminar: Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Parental burnout, father engagement, and family cohesion during COVID-19, Professor Catherine Panter-Brick

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Location: 
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 203 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Seminar will be hosted online via Zoom and on-campus
Event description: 

Professor Catherine Panter-Brick will be presenting the latest results of her work on Syrian refugees in Jordan which include the parental burnout, father engagement and family cohesion during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Catherine Panter-Brick is the Bruce A. and Davi-Ellen Chabner Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs at Yale University. She is an expert on risk and resilience, having spent three decades working with people affected by war, poverty, and marginalization. A medical anthropologist, Panter-Brick was trained in both human biology and the social sciences. She has extensive experience leading mixed-methods research, having directed over forty interdisciplinary projects in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Jordan, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, the UK and the USA. For her work in humanitarian areas, she received the Lucy Mair Medal, awarded by the Royal Anthropology Institute to honor excellence in the application of anthropology to the active recognition of human dignity.
On the issue of resilience and mental health, Panter-Brick has been a keynote speaker at the United Nations, contributed to international media broadcasts, and presented at international iNGO dissemination events, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the United States Institute of Peace. She leads research initiatives to develop effective partnerships between scholars, practitioners, and policymakers. Her work with Syrian refugee youth in Jordan is an example of scientific research evaluating the extent to which interventions can alleviate stress, boost resilience, and improve lives in war-affected communities. She publishes extensively in biomedical and social sciences journals, and has coedited seven books, most recently Medical Humanitarianism (Penn Press 2015) and Pathways to Peace (MIT Press, 2014).

Speaker/Performer: 
Catherine Panter-Brick, Yale University - Departments of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs