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?
Arab Economies Post COVID-19: Prospects, Recovery Efforts, and Recommended Measures
May 06, 2020
On May 6, 2020, Arab Center Washington DC Executive Director Khalil E. Jahshan conducted an interview with Dr. Jihad Azour, Director of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Middle East and Central Asia Department.
COVID-19 under Apartheid
April 30, 2020
Arab Center Washington DC’s upcoming webinar focuses on the threat of the coronavirus pandemic in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip as well as for the Palestinian citizens of Israel. As Israel’s policies of occupation and settler colonialism continue in the midst of this global health crisis, what additional challenges are Palestinians facing under military occupation, apartheid, siege, and discriminatory policies?
The Oil Market and the Economic Impact of COVID-19 in the Arab World
April 22, 2020
Arab Center Washington DC is organizing a webinar to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and the plunging oil prices on the economic outlook in the Arab world, including how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting economies in the region in the short and long-term, the implications of the recent price wars on Gulf economies, and the outcomes of the OPEC+ meeting.
COVID-19 and Conflicts in the Arab World: A Closer Look at Libya, Syria, and Yemen during the Coronavirus Pandemic
April 16, 2020
Arab Center Washington DC organized a webinar to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in areas of conflict and war-affected and refugee populations in the Arab world, specifically focusing on Libya, Syria, and Yemen.
The Way Forward in Syria: Idlib, US Policy, and the Constitutional Process
March 11, 2020
In light of the recent developments and public health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Harmoon Center for Contemporary Studies, the Syrian American Council, and Arab Center Washington DC have decided to cancel the conference, “The Way Forward in Syria: Idlib, US Policy, and the Constitutional Process,” originally scheduled for March 11, until further notice. We regret having to cancel this important event; however, we feel it is imperative to prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved. We remain committed to focusing on the urgent and critical events in Syria and look forward to announcing a new date for the conference as soon as we are able to do so.
Accountability in Syria: Achieving Transitional Justice in a Postconflict Society
February 05, 2020
On February, 5 2020, Arab Center Washington DC held a book talk to discuss the challenges of achieving transitional justice in Syria.Panelists included Mai El-Sadany, Legal and Judicial Director at The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, Mohammed Alaa Ghanem, Syrian Academic and Pro-democracy Campaigner, and Radwan Ziadeh, Senior Fellow at Arab Center Washington DC. Khalil E. Jahshan moderated the discussion.