reina sarkis is a psychoanalyst and researcher. she lives between paris and beirut. sarkis is leading the initiative to create a ministry of human rights in lebanon. her doctorate research focuses on 'truth and reconciliation commissions'. she is a professor at university of saint joseph, where she gives seminars on memory and survivors testimony. she is also a research associate at ifpo and at collège de france and a member of the sihpp (international society of history of psychiatry and psychoanalysis.) in her work, reina is interested in exploring the repetitive pattern in conflicts and wars and the origins of violence. she also works with trauma and torture "victims"/survivors. reina is on the editing committee of 'transeuropeennes', has co-written three books and several articles on her research topic.