Upcoming Webinars


Past Events


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?







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.