Amman Center Launches Series Exploring "After War: Learning from Past Conflicts"

In partnership with the American University of Beirut | Global Engagement Initiative, CGC Amman's series explores the challenges encountered during the aftermath by journalists, medics, aid workers, and local communities in conflict zones.

April 18, 2024

This four-part series will delve into the multifaceted aspects of war and trauma, exploring the challenges encountered by journalists, medics, aid workers, and local communities in conflict zones during the aftermath. What are the ethical issues? How is trauma processed? How does a nation rebuild? How do people face the future? Such questions posed during the discussions will focus on how to apply insights from past conflicts to the conflicts of today.

Through a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach, the series aims to further the academic discourse and public conversation around post-war rehabilitation, societal recovery, and transitional justice by investigating how societies respond to the legacies of serious human rights violations, and sharing strategies for building post-conflict recovery and resilience. 


Feb. 8, 2024 - Reporting in the Aftermath of Conflict: Insights and Lessons Learned

After the day-to-day reporting on war is over, new challenges and grave responsibilities emerge, from relaying the steps of postwar accountability and peace processes to unveiling the realities of social trauma and recovery. This moderated panel, co-sponsored by the Dart Center, focuses on the complex landscape of post-conflict reporting, addressing critical issues faced by journalists in these circumstances where issues of reconciliation, rebuilding, and the enduring impact on communities require careful and ethical reporting. 

Apr. 18, 2024 - After War: Humanitarian and Medical Challenges

In the aftermath of conflict, the role of humanitarian organizations and medical professionals becomes paramount in rebuilding and healing war-ravaged communities. In this webinar, co-sponsored by the Program on Forced Migration and Health, a panel of experts will examine the strategies and adaptive approaches necessary for effective humanitarian coordination and medical operations after war, including the practical aspects of post-conflict fieldwork and the complexities of rebuilding societies that have been torn apart. 

Postponed - After War: Mental Health Effects and Healing Approaches

This event focuses on the profound psychological impact of war, the challenges inherent in providing mental health support in war-torn regions, along with strategies for overcoming barriers to care. In our webinar, co-sponsored by co-sponsored by the Social Intervention Group and the Committee on Forced Migration, panelists will discuss requisites for enhanced mental health support in post-conflict scenarios, and the types of collaborative efforts needed for a more resilient and supportive environment, honing in on the recovery of traumatized individuals, especially children.


After War: Addressing Economic, Social, and Transitional Justice Challenges

The concluding event in our series will focus on the lessons derived from how other countries and societies have navigated the multifaceted economic, urban, and transitional justice-related obstacles encountered in the aftermath of conflict. This session will primarily focus on economic and urban challenges - emphasizing the pivotal processes of rehabilitation, resettlement, and reconstruction. By focusing on these aspects, the discussion aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the complexities inherent in the post-conflict landscape and offer valuable insights for effective economic and urban recovery and sustainable development.