Are authoritarian regimes better at offering public goods in time of crisis and can we really know what is going on in these countries? The Majlis at The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies and the ANU Learning Communities bring you a comprehensive round table on the impacts of COVID-19 on the countries of the Middle East and Central Asia.
The panel includes: Dr Raihan Ismail, Dr Kirill Nourzhanov & Assoc. Prof. Karima Laachir. These CAIS regional experts will discuss how the pandemic is unfolding across the Middle East and Central Asia. Focusing on Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, they will consider the knowns and unknowns; the tools of regimes to control the spread, lockdown their populations and the willingness and capacity of these governments to offer public goods in a time of crisis.
But can we really know what is going on in these countries?
ANU Learning Communities is a university-supported student-driven initiative dedicated to bringing people together in areas of common interest. We aim to foster conversations through the delivery of different events on topics such as sustainability, creative arts, global challenges, history and cultures. Learning communities are inclusive and open to everyone.
The Majlis at the ANU is a space for scholars and the public to meet and share their thoughts on contemporary events across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The term Majlis is taken from the Arabic and Persian term regularly used in the Arabian Peninsula for a forum for friends and colleagues to meet and discuss political and social developments, to engage in debate, to share views and research, and to network.
Meeting ID: 932 3416 6301