Coronavirus Crisis: A Conversation Between Iranian and American Experts

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:30am
United States

The Middle East Center presents a historic conversation about the coronavirus crisis, featuring experts from both Iran and the United States

About this Event

Since the beginning of the global coronavirus pandemic, at least 17 million people have been infected worldwide, and more than 600,000 have lost their lives to the disease. By far the largest public health crisis has taken place in the United States, where some 4.7 million people have been infected and more than 150,000 have died. However, in the early part of the crisis, especially, one of the hardest hit countries was the Islamic Republic of Iran. To date, at least 300,000 Iranians have been infected and at least 16,000 have lost their lives. But media coverage of these events often provides only a partial or inadequate understanding of their complexity.

Join us as we bring together -- for the first time -- the leading experts from both Iran and the United States in this historic dialogue, discussing causes, challenges, successes, future implications, and more.

  • Dr. Kamran Bagheri Lankarani: Former Minister of Health and Medical Education, Islamic Republic of Iran; Professor of Internal Medicine; Director of the Health Policy Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
  • Dr. Mohsen Moghaddami: Professor of Internal Medicine; Infectious Disease Specialist; Vice Chancellor for Education, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
  • Dr. Hamid Soori: Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health and Safety; Director of Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
  • Dr. Jonathan Moreno: Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, of History and Sociology of Science, and of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Susan Weiss: Professor of Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania; Co-Director of the Penn Center on Coronavirus and Other Emerging Pathogens
  • Vira Ameli: DPhil Student at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford

IMPORTANT NOTE: This event will be hosted on Adobe Connect. This platform requires Flash Player and we recommend the use of laptop/desktop computers (instead of smart phones) for optimal experience. Detailed instructions for how to access the event will be provided through email a couple of days beforehand.

International Exchange
Public Health