TTCSP Global and Regional Think Tank Summit Reports

Document Type

Report

Location

Virtual

Region

MENA

Dates

December 11, 2020

Date of this Version

2020

Comments

All requests, questions, and comments should be directed to: James G. McGann, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer, International Studies Director Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program The Lauder Institute University of Pennsylvania Telephone: (215) 746-2928 Email: jmcgann@wharton.upenn.edu 2021 Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this report may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by information storage or retrieval system, without written permission from the University of Pennsylvania, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

Abstract

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Virtual Think Tank Summit was hosted by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) on Friday, December 11, 2020. Think Tanks from all over the MENA region discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and how it changed different socio-political and economic regional dimensions. Panelists discussed how certain areas, such as active war zones, have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, as well as recommendations on how to adapt to the transformed layout of the region. Finally, panelists also discussed the role of G-20 countries and T-20 think tanks in alleviating the regional and global repercussions of the pandemic.

Keywords

Think Tank, Civil Society, NGO, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), COVID-19 Pandemic, G-20 Countries, Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania

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Date Posted: 08 December 2021