As social interactions move into a digital format for which society was not prepared, what are the opportunities and challenges? What will happen to government services, public expectations, and the social contract? Are we facing a generational divide between those raised before COVID-19 and those raised after? Watch or listen to this engaging discussion to explore these questions and more.
 
 
National Council on US-Arab Relations
in cooperation with

Dubai Public Policy Research Center (b'huth)


Online Roundtable —


Life Within Six Feet:
The Impact of Social Distancing on Society


A number of social activities have moved online because of the COVID-19 pandemic and they might remain in the virtual world long after the pandemic threat subsides. Some social activities are particularly challenging to conduct virtually, including sporting events, tourism, and restaurant dining, though entrepreneurs are successfully developing new and creative uses of technology to compensate. Other activities can be more readily conducted online, such as job interviews and fund-raising, though the technological interface removes a crucial element of human connection.
  • As social interactions move into a digital format for which society was not prepared, what are the opportunities and challenges?
  • What will happen to government services, public expectations, and the social contract?
  • Are we facing a generational divide between those raised before COVID-19 and those raised after?
Explore these questions and many more…


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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Washington, D.C., U.S.A. (Eastern Time)
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Gulf Time)



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The program will be livestreamed on the National Council's YouTube channel and can also be accessed from the National Council's website. Audio and video recordings of the program will be available soon after the livestream on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and elsewhere.



National Council Public Affairs Discussion


[Participants]


Welcoming Remarks:

Dr. John Duke Anthony
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Founding President and CEO


Moderator:

Mr. Joshua Yaphe
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Scholar-in-Residence


Featured Specialists:

Mr. Rafic Makki
Mubadala Ventures Fellow and Head of Technology


Mr. Nasser Al Sheikh
Emirates National Holding Chairman and Former Dubai Finance Department Director General


Dr. Omar Al-Ubaidly
Derasat Director of Research


Dr. Anita Blanchard
University of North Carolina Charlotte Associate Professor of Psychology and Organization Science


Mr. Selim Eddé
Google Middle East and North Africa Director and Head of Public Policy


Closing Remarks:

Mr. Mohammed Baharoon
Dubai Public Policy Research Center (b'huth) Director General



National Council Public Affairs Discussion


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LIVE:
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Washington, D.C., U.S.A. (Eastern Time)
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Gulf Time)



National Council Public Affairs Discussion



National Council on US-Arab Relations