Views From the Ground: Perceptions of Domestic Conditions in MENA

A series of panels discussing the Sixth Wave of the Arab Barometer.

The Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to hold the third event in a four-part series in cooperation with Arab Barometer, on the occasion of the publication of Arab Barometer’s findings from the sixth wave of its surveys. This most recent poll was conducted in the wake of the outbreak of Covid-19, and assessed regional perspectives on the impact of the pandemic on public health, domestic conditions, vulnerable populations, and the way the region sees the outside world.

The third panel will bring together experts from the US and Middle East alongside Abdul-Wahab Kayyali, senior research specialist with the Arab Barometer, to discuss the findings relevant to domestic conditions in the region. What have been the views of governments throughout the pandemic and ongoing crises? How are the economic conditions, and in what ways has the change of global work conditions impacted regional populations? What are the perceptions of civil liberty and freedoms?


Abdul-Wahab Kayyali
Senior research specialist, Arab Barometer

Sahar Khamis
Non-resident scholar, MEI

Saloua Zerhouni
President, Rabat Institute for Social Science

Ibrahim al-Assil, moderator
Senior fellow, MEI