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OCTOBER 24, 2021

Join distinguished panelists in a three-part series of discussions addressing some of the most pressing issues of our time from data science and AI to meeting the challenges of sustainability, global health and human ecology, and migration and refugees in our region.

 

SUSTAINABILITY, GLOBAL HEALTH AND HUMAN ECOLOGY

1:00 – 2:15 pm

This panel will discuss the following interrelated themes:

  1. Covid-19: A lesson for the future in meeting the challenges of sustainable development.
  2. Diagnostics, mitigation and prevention: The gift and challenges of technology.
  3. Climate change, the exposome and precision health.
  4. Impact of social equity, environmental protection and responsible sustainability. 
  5. The opportunities and challenges offered by the paradigm shifts on the social front, and the engagement of the Arab region with such paradigms.

 

Moderator:

Hassan AzzayDistinguished University Professor and Chair

Speakers:

Hoda Rashad, Professor and Director, Social Research Center

Hassan El-Fawal, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, School of Sciences and Engineering

Khaled Tarabieh, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture

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MIGRATION AND REFUGEES - A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE

3:00  – 4:15 pm

 As a result of conflicts the International community has seen a surge in the number of refugees and forced migrants. This has been ever so true for the Middle East. In fact the Arab World is the first region hosting and producing asylum-seekers and refugees. The panel will discuss all issues relating to the settlement of the conflicts that produced refugee flows in the first place.    

Moderator:

Nabil Fahmy

Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Distinguished University Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy

Speakers:

Ibrahim Awad, Professor of Practice and Director, Department of Public Policy and Administration

Maysa Ayoub, Associate Director of the Migration and Refugees Studies Center, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

Sara Sadek, Adjunct Faculty, Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS)

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DATA SCIENCE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

4:30 - 5:45 pm

Artificial Intelligence as a domain, along with Data Science with obvious contributions from basic sciences, position themselves at the core of computing with fascinating cross-disciplinary contributions and applications. This panel touches the surface of those two domains, highlights some of the wow factors of each of them, and a glimpse of how AUC is helping shape the future in its own way.

Moderator

Sherif Aly, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Speakers

Mohamed Moustafa, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Nourhan Sakr, Assistant Professor of Data Science and Operations Research

Mirna Arif '02, '07, Country General Manager at Microsoft Egypt

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