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Gulf Studies Center at QU carried out 14 various studies on COVID-19 | Qatar University

Gulf Studies Center at QU carried out 14 various studies on COVID-19

2020-09-14 00:00:00.0

The Gulf Studies Center, which is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences at Qatar University has devoted a part of its research efforts this year on studying the “COVID-19” pandemic which includes its development, economic, social and political consequences.
The Center has carried out 14 diverse studies that dealt with a wide range of topics from economics, politics, international relations and sociology, which the center tried to cover in light of the pandemic.
In addition to the issues that have been dealt with since last March until now, which included all GCC countries Gulf cooperation, Iran and Yemen, which fall within the jurisdiction of the center.
In a related context, the Center for Gulf Studies organized three seminars on Corona, through visual communication technology, with the participation of faculty members from the center and Qatar University, as well as international experts and researchers from a number of universities and international research centers.
In view of the changes that the world is witnessing as a result of the Corona pandemic, the Center decided to develop a curriculum for an optional PhD course, “(Gulf and Covid-19) to be taught in the fall of 2020, aiming to offering a comprehensive analysis of the repercussions of the global epidemic on all aspects of life in the Gulf region.
On exploring the aspects of good governance and authoritarianism, and how they affect economic growth, political rights, freedom and civil society, as well as their impact on the future of the Gulf region amid these huge global transformations.
Current and former students of the center, along with faculty members, guests from Qatar and the region, and scholars of international repute, participated in this series of studies and research efforts that reflected interest in the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Qatar and the region.
The Center for Gulf Studies was keen to make all publications available on its website http://www.qu.edu.qa/research/gulfstudies-center/publications/gulf-insights
Besides being widely published and distributed in various social media, which generates wide discussion and allows to see the center's research productivity, participation and communication.