Pandemic Expert Panels

GU-Q's Pandemic Panels are virtual discussions, moderated by Dean Ahmad Dallal, which gather faculty experts to reflect on the current global human crisis from their respective areas of expertise.

The panels aim to constructively channel the intellectual energies of our faculty to help put the current pandemic in its historical context, discuss global governance, and local responses, hoping to provide expert insight necessary for the construction of an evidence-based road to recovery from the pandemic.


 

Panel 1: The COVID-19 Pandemic: Historical and Cultural Perspectives

The first panel in the series, moderated by Dean Ahmad Dallal, explores historical examples of events, rulings, and laws that have bearing on today’s pandemic, drawing from the Islamic legal tradition, political and legal history, and perennial ethical issues that the pandemic invokes.

Panelists:

Tuesday, May 19

 

 

 

 

Panel 2: Governance In A Time Of Pandemic: A Global View

The second panel in the series, moderated by Dean Ahmad Dallal, investigates the types of global pressures that influence national policies, which national policies are influencing global policy, as well as the governance of the policy at the national and local levels.

Panelists:

Wednesday, May 20

 

 

 

 

Panel 3: Regional Concerns In Pandemic Recovery

The third panel in the series, moderated by Dean Ahmad Dallal, investigates the types of global pressures that influence regional responses and how these set the nations of the Gulf,  Middle East, and North Africa on a path to pandemic recovery.

Panelists:

Thursday, May 21