Beyond the Pandemic: Structure of Opportunities and Challenges for Transforming Arab States and Civil Societies

Project Description

This Carnegie Corporation-supported project delves into the transformations in state-society relations in the Arab world following the COVID-19 pandemic. With a multidisciplinary team, the initiative combines academic expertise with on-the-ground insights, focusing on six thematic areas: Governance, Public Healthcare, Social Protection, Employment, and Social Justice. Leveraging the Asfari Institute’s collaboration with Arab civil society, the project aims to provide empirical information and recommendations for stakeholders, bridging the gap between research and policy. The ultimate goal is to contribute to informed decision-making and positive changes in the Arab world’s post-pandemic landscape.

Project Activities


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Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship

American University of Beirut


PO Box 11-0236

Riad El Solh, ​1107 2020
Beirut, Lebanon

Tel: +961-1-350000 EXT. 4469


The Debs Center, 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th floor
New York, NY 10017-2303, USA

Tel: 1-212-583-7600