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Live Podcast Episode 5: Mental Health and the Politics of Trauma in Israel: A Nation on the Couch

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies has launched a Live Podcast Series. Episodes every Tuesday and Thursday engage students and faculty on timely topics related to Israel, and Jewish Law, Thought and Identity. Each episode is aired live, and consists of a 25 minute interview with a guest speaker followed by 20 minutes of interactive Q&A. 

Join us for the 5th episode of the Berkeley Institute’s Live Podcast Series featuring psychological anthropologist Keren Friedman-Peleg. We’ll We’ll discuss the intersections of national belonging, PTSD and trauma as well as the implications of the current crisis on mental health in Israel. 

Keren Friedman-Peleg is a senior lecturer and dean of students at the College of Management-Academic Studies in Israel. A medical and psychological anthropologist, her research combines clinical questions of security-related trauma diagnosis, treatment, and prevention with socio-political questions of national belonging and inequality. 

Friedman-Peleg received her PhD from Tel-Aviv University. She was previously a visiting scholar at the Katz Center and a visiting assistant professor at UC Berkeley’s department of anthropology and Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies.

Zoom link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/9762160440


Tuesday, March 31, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Online – Zoom


Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

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