Upcoming Events

In light of the recent public health concerns, our upcoming events will only be available via live-streaming on our website and our YouTube channel. We encourage you to subscribe to our channel on YouTube where you can watch live and recorded events as well as video commentary on current issues.


Past Events




The Threat of Israeli Annexation: Regional and International Implications

June 03, 2020

On June 3, 2020, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) held a virtual event in cooperation with the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) titled “The Threat of Israeli Annexation: Regional and International Implications.” Participant panelists included Rashid Khalidi, President of IPS-USA and Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University; Nasser Al-Kidwa, former Palestinian Representative to the United Nations; Raef Zreik, Associate Professor of Law, Tel Aviv University; Noura Erakat, a human rights attorney and Assistant Professor at Rutgers University; Leila Farsakh, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Massachusetts Boston; and Khalil E. Jahshan, ACW Executive Director. Tamara Kharroub, ACW Assistant Executive Director and Senior Fellow, moderated the event.




International Law, WHO, and COVID-19: The Politics of Global Pandemic Response

May 13, 2020

Arab Center Washington DC is organizing a webinar to explore the role and mandate of international law and organizations in managing pandemics and global public health emergencies. Have international bodies responded adequately? What are the gaps in the responses by individual states that must be addressed by international law? In light of the United States' position on cutting WHO funding and failing to attend the international virtual conference on combatting COVID-19, what is the future of international mechanisms in dealing with public health crises? What international efforts and regulations are needed to combat the coronavirus pandemic, coordinate research, disseminate medical supplies, and facilitate the development of treatments and vaccines?