COVID-19 and the Global Moral Panic Youth Ignition Challenge
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


COVID-19 and the Global Moral Panic Youth Ignition Challenge

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  • College of Islamic Studies
  • This event will be held online.
COVID-19 and the Global Moral Panic Youth Ignition Challenge

Hosted by Maker Majlis of the College of Islamic Studies at HBKU

The COVID-19 pandemic, as declared by the World Health Organization, has not only created a global health hazard but also caused a severe “moral panic”. 

While COVID-19 has limited and fixed symptoms, the moral panic it is causing has many manifestations. Today, not only global affairs and various related systems are being tested because of the pandemic but our moral values too. 

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, indicated that the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic is a “call for responsibility and solidarity”. 

In this regard, the youth has a prominent role to play. 

Applicants are invited to:

  • Step 1:  Prepare a 2-minute (or 8 slides) inspirational talk in the form of a presentation on one of the aspects of the “moral panic” caused by COVID-19.  Describe, elaborate, and analyze the specific aspect of the moral panic you are addressing. Your presentation should highlight creative/innovative perspectives with longer-term suggestions and a clear call for action for the global youth.
  • Step 2: Submit your application.
  • Step 3: If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to make an online interactive presentation in front of a jury, and details will be shared in due course.
  • Step 4: Special prizes will be awarded to the finalists

Who is eligible to apply?

Anyone who has the moral courage to make a difference!

Deadline to submit presentations

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Notification of Shortlisted Candidates

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Those selected to deliver their presentations will be contacted separately for more details.

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