Welcome Message



Opening Plenary: What Is COVID-19?

This symposium begins with experts from a range of fields who will share foundational understandings of COVID-19. How does the virus attack the body? How does it spread? What psychological impact can it have on individuals? What behavioral impact has it had on humans collectively? The videos are followed by materials you can browse on your own, and by more opportunities for online engagement.

Dr. Nader Hijazi
Specialist in pulmonology and critical care, Abdali Hospital

Mr. Jawad al Rosan
Project Management Operations and Governance Manager, Zain Group

Action Steps

  • Watch the videos, then explore the resources below. Take notes on questions, insights, observations and/or ideas that you find interesting.  

  • Using the hashtag #COVID19KA, tweet or post on Facebook ideas that you find compelling or questions that this information prompts for you. Link to resources that you’d like to share with your community, and browse the #COVID19KA hashtag on Twitter or Facebook to join in discussion with other participants.

  • If you are in a school, join with your discussion or advisory group to debrief the plenary session.



Day 1: Tuesday, April 21

09:45 - 10:45
Opening Plenary: What Is COVID-19?

11:30 - 12:30
Understanding: STEM Perspectives

Stories of Survival

14:00 - 15:00
Understanding: Arts and Humanities Perspectives

Day 2: Wednesday, April 22

09:30 - 10:30
Overview and Plenary Session

10:30 - 11:15
Synthesis and Application: Guests

11:45 - 12:30
Synthesis and Application: King’s Academy Faculty

13:30 - 14:15
Closing Plenary

Closing Notes and Charge