02.12.2020 NaDiMa Dialogue #7 | Challenges and Management of the Covid-19 Pandemic: Views from Iran & Beyond | 18th December 2020, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (CET)


The outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 virus was first reported in the middle of December 2019 in Wuhan of China, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak as a public health emergency of international concern and later on 11 March 2020 announced it as pandemic (read more here).  By 26 November 2020, COVID-19 has affected 60,526,943 people and has caused 1,422,753 deaths worldwide (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, 2020).

Our last NaDiMa event in 2020 aims to cover the latest updates on economic and health aspects of COVID-19 from Iran and the rest of the world.



Mohammad Reza Farzanegan, CNMS

Mohammad Farzanegan is Professor of Economics of the Middle East at Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS) & School of Business and Economics at Philipps-Universität Marburg. He is project leader of the NaDiMa.


Tim Krieger, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

Tim Krieger is the Wilfried Guth Professor of Constitutional Political Economy and Competition Policy at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg in Germany. Most of his research is on institutions, factor mobility (esp. migration) and/or conflict.


Hamidreza Khankeh, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran & Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Topic of presentation: COVID-19 and Health System: Updates from Iran

Hamidreza Khankeh is a professor in the field of Emergencies and Disasters Health in University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences (USWR) Tehran, Iran. He started his Ph.D. in the field of emergencies and disaster health from Iran University of Medical Science (IUMS) in 2002 and graduated in 2007. Later, he got his Post-doc from Karolinska Institute Sweden. He is a member of the Iranian National Academy of Medical Science and founder of the Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Health (RCEDH) in 2008 at USWR. In the last 15 years, he has been assigned as national coordinator for health in emergency and disaster in the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOH) and is responsible for the National Technical Committee and members of national scientific committee for managing COVID-19 in Iran.


Kamiar Mohaddes, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge & International Iranian Economic Association, UK

Topic of presentation: Economic Consequences of COVID-19: Evidence from a Multi-country Analysis

Kamiar Mohaddes is a macroeconomist at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow in Economics at King’s College, Cambridge. His main areas of research are applied macroeconomics, macroeconometric modelling, energy economics, and climate change. His articles have been published in a number of edited volumes as well as in leading journals, and have been covered in major international news outlets. He is currently a consultant at the Asian Development Bank and has previously served as a Departmental Special Advisor at the Bank of Canada, a consultant at the United Nations ESCWA, and a regular visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund.

Registration and Technical Requirements

Time and Place: 18 December 2020, 04:00 pm - 5:30 pm (CET), Online via Adobe Connect

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You can find the poster to the event here.