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 second 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-19 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-19 is supported in part by the Open Society Foundation.
Cohosted by ARD Scholars Amr Hamzawy and Hesham Sallam, the second episode features Professor of Virology Azmi Mahafzah, who was previously Jordan's minister of higher education and president of the University of Jordan. The episode describes and analyzes the Jordanian government's response to the pandemic and the prevalence of vaccine hesitancy in the country.
Watch the second episode below, and follow the podcast on Spotify: