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.
- Reza Pirbhai, Professor of History
- Amira Sonbol, Professor of History
- Edward Kolla, Professor of History
- Ayman Shabana, Professor of Theology
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.
- Amanda Garrett, Professor of Political Science
- Maurice Jackson, Professor in the History Department and the African American Studies Program at Georgetown
- Anatol Lieven, Professor of Government
- Clyde Wilcox, Professor of Government
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.
- Rogaia Abusharaf, Professor of Anthropology
- Alexis Antoniades, Professor and Director of International Economics
- Rory Miller, Professor of Government
- Gerd Nonneman, Professor of International Relations and Gulf Studies
Thursday, May 21