The Centre for Lebanese Studies at the Lebanese American University organised a series of workshops in Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine as part of an international network, ‘Disability Under Siege’, which aimed to holistically investigate research needs on disability and education. “Disability Under Siege” is in collaboration with University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University in the United Kingdoms and Birzet University in Palestine. These workshops are part of the Phase I of the project funded by University of Birmingham.
The workshops gathered people from different disciplines together with the aim of soliciting the views of researchers, practitioners, activists, educators, psychologists, specialists in disability, education, public health, policy and cultural/artistic and legal practitioners as well as Community Based Rehabilitation specialists. These workshops aimed to unpack the view of attendees regarding priority interdisciplinary research, which could help in informing provisions for the disabled and affect positive change.