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Reina Sarkis
Reina Sarkis

Reina Milad Sarkis is a leading psychoanalyst, spearheading a number of groundbreaking initiatives in her native Lebanon and abroad. Sarkis currently runs her own practice and for nearly a decade has been focusing her research and her work around topics related to Human Rights. Most recently, Sarkis established a program to provide group therapy for torture victims, breaking with social norms that pressure the victim into silence. The program is the first of its kind in Lebanon and the region, attracting the attention of both local and international media. Leading initiatives, such as co-founding the group “Springhints” which carried out an extensive survey on reforms in Lebanon, culminating with the publication “Reforms; the Spring of Interrogations”, and “Citizen L” a group of academics who take interest in political matters and reforms, which places the Lebanese citizen at the center of its priorities, Sarkis’s aim is to generate debate and grassroots movement to galvanize Lebanese society towards reform. Sarkis is also an associate researcher at Collège de France and IFPO Institut Français du Proche-Orient, sits on the editing board of Transeuropéennes, an international journal of critical thought, is a member of SIHPP International Society of History of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis, and a professor at USJ Université Saint Joseph where she teaches doctorate students in the psychology department a seminar about “living memory and testimonials.”

COLUMNISTS
Reina Sarkis
Reina Sarkis

Reina Milad Sarkis is a leading psychoanalyst, spearheading a number of groundbreaking initiatives in her native Lebanon and abroad. Sarkis currently runs her own practice and for nearly a decade has been focusing her research and her work around topics related to Human Rights. Most recently, Sarkis established a program to provide group therapy for torture victims, breaking with social norms that pressure the victim into silence. The program is the first of its kind in Lebanon and the region, attracting the attention of both local and international media. Leading initiatives, such as co-founding the group “Springhints” which carried out an extensive survey on reforms in Lebanon, culminating with the publication “Reforms; the Spring of Interrogations”, and “Citizen L” a group of academics who take interest in political matters and reforms, which places the Lebanese citizen at the center of its priorities, Sarkis’s aim is to generate debate and grassroots movement to galvanize Lebanese society towards reform. Sarkis is also an associate researcher at Collège de France and IFPO Institut Français du Proche-Orient, sits on the editing board of Transeuropéennes, an international journal of critical thought, is a member of SIHPP International Society of History of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis, and a professor at USJ Université Saint Joseph where she teaches doctorate students in the psychology department a seminar about “living memory and testimonials.”

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