Read Stopping The Spread by Ideas Beyond Borders below

Historians will doubtless grapple for decades about how humanity responded to the challenge of the novel virus formally known as "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the virus, has led to a long-feared pandemic, unmatched in more than a century in its ferocity and global reach.

This slim volume features the beginnings of one such story, that of how a small, young nonprofit sought to meet the moment. In early March 2020, Ideas Beyond Borders (IBB's) New York and Middle East teams were grappling with the impact, like many organizations around the world. Amidst the mundane, there was an urgent question: How was an organization committed to promoting ideas and self-education as a means of igniting a new Middle East Enlightenment even relevant in the midst of such a crisis?

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