May 18, 2016;12.00 p.m.; Lecture Hall E; Ihnestraße 21, 14195 Berlin (U Thielplatz)
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The Egyptian uprising in January 2011 lent momentum to doctors' fight to reform the health system. The talk examines the mobilization of several groups of Egyp-tian doctors and their efforts to reform the health system in Egypt, analysing some of their achievements and the challenges they are facing. Adopting a historicized analysis of the role assigned to ‘experts’ by the Egyptian state and public sphere, the talk highlights the paradox and limitations of the role of doctors as 'activist-experts’ and proposes an exploration of the moral, political and socioeconomic realities of ‘activist doctors' in Egypt.
Dr. Soha Bayoumi is a lecturer in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. She focuses on health and medicine. Her research addresses the question of health and social justice, biomedical ethics and the links between medicine and politics, with a geographical focus on the Middle East and a special interest in postcolonial and gender studies.
Chair: Prof. Dr. Cilja Harders, Director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics , FU Berlin.