The Pandemic Panels are three virtual panel discussions, moderated by Dean Ahmad Dallal which gather some of our faculty experts to reflect on this global human crisis from their respective areas of expertise. These panels, aim to constructively channel the intellectual energies of our faculty members to help put the current pandemic in its historical context, discuss global governance, and local responses, hoping to provide expert insight necessary for the construction of an evidence-based road to recovery from the pandemic.

The first panel in the series explores historical examples of events, rulings, and laws that have bearing on today’s pandemic, drawing from the Islamic legal tradition, political and legal history, and perennial ethical issues that the pandemic invokes.

Reza Pirbhai, Professor of History
Amira Sonbol, Professor of History
Edward Kolla, Professor of History
Ayman Shabana, Professor of Theology

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