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Studying Youth and Political Conflict: Learning Lessons in Resilience

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Published on Mar 16, 2012

The AUB's Faculty of Health Sciences and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a lecture and open discussion entitled: "Studying Youth and Political Conflict: Learning Lessons in Resilience" by Brian K. Barber University of Tennessee.
Brian K. Barber is the founding director of the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict (CSYPC) at the University of Tennessee. He is Professor of Child and Family studies, and Adjunct Professor of Psychology. Barber is also Technical Advisor to the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Dr. Barber specializes in the study of adolescent development in areas of political conflict, particularly in the Palestinian Territories, Bosnia, and Egypt. His work has been supported by the U.S. National Institute for Mental Health, the Social Science Research Council, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Jerusalem Fund, and the United States Institute for Peace. Most recently, the Jacobs Foundation (Switzerland) funded two of CSYPC's projects: a 4-year study on the long-term consequences of conflict-exposure and involvement of Palestinian youths; and a 2-year youth study of the Egyptian revolution. He publishes regularly in leading social science journals, and is the author and editor of Intrusive Parenting: How Psychological Control affects Children and Adolescents (American Psychological Association Press, 2002) and Adolescents and War: How Youth Deal with Political Conflict (Oxford University Press, 2009).

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