The Sylff Association secretariat is pleased to share the latest articles on the Sylff Association Website
The Sylff Association secretariat is pleased to share the latest news and some Voices articles from the COVID-19 pandemic series on the Sylff Association website.
"COVID-19 Pandemic: Requiem for Human Rights?" (Apr. 9, 2021)
The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging the international community’s commitment to human rights protection. Ana Zdravkovic, a PhD candidate at the University of Belgrade, looks at the “derogation clauses” included in most international human rights treaties, which allow for the temporary suspension of certain rights in emergency situations, and notices a disturbing trend in how states are approaching them.
"Is Egypt’s Economy Surviving Corona’s Bumpy Ride?" (Apr. 6, 2021)
Christine Guirguis, a 2020 Sylff fellow from the American University in Cairo, addresses the outlook for Egypt’s economy in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Egypt was one of only three countries in the region to maintain positive growth in 2020, an impressive record given the difficulties it has experienced over the past decade, as Guirguis details.
"Teaching Literature in Times of Pandemic" (Mar. 3, 2021)
A scholar of Italian literature, 2020 Sylff fellow Natasa Gavrilovic compares today’s situation with that of Renaissance-era Italy to contemplate the role of literature and, more broadly, of the arts and humanities as well as of teaching it, particularly at times of crisis like the current COVID-19 pandemic.