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 fifth 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 two-part fifth episode features American University in Cairo (AUC) scholars Dina Makram-Ebeid and Amr Adly. The guests presented findings from an AUC research project entitled, "Social Protection in Egypt: Mitigating the Socio-Economic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Vulnerable Employment." The discussion focused on the project's research production, which includes papers exploring the impact of the pandemic on precarious labor, health and social public policies, as well as gender-based domestic violence.
Watch the two-part fifth episode below, and follow the podcast on Spotify: