Middle East Crises and the Impact on/of International HRD
||Khalil M. Dirani
This Webinar will host a panel of top scholars in international affairs and in international Human Recourse Development (HRD), Greg Gause, AAhad Osman Gani, and David McGuire, to discuss the recent events in the Middle East and the impact of the sociopolitical environment on broad-based perspectives of HRD practices.
While numerous factors influence HRD work in general and international work in particular, several of these factors deserve special attention when designing and managing international HRD interventions. Two of these factors include paying attention to socioeconomic conditions and constructing the meaning of work. With all the uncertainty in the Middle East, a region infected with conflict and detestation, questions about living conditions, moral caring about people, and ethical business behavior are hard to answer.
In addition, understanding how individuals in that region are reconstructing the meaning of work is a central question for HRD professionals. One important aspect in understanding meaning of work is to consider work’s relative importance when it is compared to other factors such as safety, family, religion, and community.
Our panel will engage in a dialogue to shed some light on how socioeconomic factors are driving HRD practices, and how, if possible, can HRD play a role in easing the pain and hopefully shaping the future of that part of the world.