The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL, in partnership with the Arab Studies Institute, is pleased to announce the release of the sixth episode of Mofeed-19, a 19-minute video podcast that discusses research efforts pertaining to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Arab world. The podcast is part of the Mofeed Project, an initiative that builds foundational resources for understanding how the politics and societies of the Arab world have adapted in light of the pandemic. Mofeed is supported in part by the Open Society Foundation.
Cohosted by ARD scholars Amr Hamzawy and Hesham Sallam, the sixth episode features American University of Beirut (AUB) Sociologist Rima Majed. The discussion focused on how the pandemic impacted Lebanon's sectarian politics and social inequality, as well as calls for political change and popular expressions of socio-economic discontent.
Watch the sixth episode below, and follow the podcast on Spotify: