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“Environment and Human Insecurity in the Middle East”

Jeannie Sowers

Tuesday September 29th, 2015
6:00 p.m.

CIRS Conference Room
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Jeannie Sowers is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire. Her research focuses on the intersections between political economy and environmental issues in the Middle East, particularly in Egypt where she has conducted extensive field research. She holds a PhD from Princeton University and a BA from Harvard University.  Selected publications include Environmental Politics in Egypt: Experts, Activists, and the State (Routledge, 2013), The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in Egypt (co-edited with C. Toensing, Verso, 2012), and articles in Development and Change, Climatic Change, Middle East Report, and International Environmental Agreements.  Sowers is also on the editorial boards of the journals Global Environmental Politics and Middle East Report.  


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