The Scandal of Civil War – A Psychoanalytic Approach

Conversation with Nadia Bou Ali (Bicar-Beirut/AUB, LEB), Damir Arsenijević (Literary and Cultural Theorist/ University of Tuzla, B&H), Rohit Goel (Bicar-Bombay/Institute for Critical Analysis, Art, and Design, Bombay, IN)
In English with Arabic translation

What can psychoanalysis offer to the analysis of civil war? Is there an alternative to the clinic of mourning in such context? And if so, what would the dismantling of the clinic of mourning look like? This panel discussion brings together two contexts, that of Bosnia and Lebanon, in order to consider the questions of civil war and its so-called post-war temporality.

The scandal of civil war: a psychoanalytic approach? is the third conversation of a joint event series on Critical Thought organized by Beirut Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR), Goethe-Institut Libanon and Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation – Beirut office

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Previous to the public event at Goethe-Institut Libanon, there will be a closed workshop on the 19th of June from 4-7 pm on the topic taking place at Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation – Beirut Office. If you wish to participate in the closed workshop, please register to the following email

Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM