Episode #1 Securitisation of food and climate in the Syrian conflict

With Dr Marwa Daoudy

Dr Daoudy discusses her second book, which addresses the food security in Syria and the environmental repercussions of the politics of the Syrian government, which many debates were a drive for the Syrian conflict; she also discussed how the War on Ukraine impacts the food security in the World and the double standards in dealing with crises.


Dr Marwa Daoudy is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (SFS) and the Seif Ghobash Chair in Arab Studies at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS). Dr Daoudy’s second book, The Origins of the Syrian Conflict: Climate Change and Human Security (Cambridge University Press, 2020), won the 2020 Harold and Margaret Sprout Prize by the International Studies Association, awarded for the best books in the field of environmental studies. 

Bassam Haddad: Director of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program and Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.

Rabie Nasser: Economist, researcher and co-founder of the Syrian Center for Policy Research (SCPR).

Episode Producers

Adriana Qubaiova, Houda F Jawadi, Klaudia Wieser.

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