AURORA Webinar Series | Webinar #2 | 13 October at 5PM CET
Mediterranean Food Systems in Crisis and Conflict by Professor Rami Zurayk
Speaker’s short biography: Rami Zurayk is a professor at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management Department. He is the director of the Food Security Program and Interim Coordinator of the Rural Community Development Program at FAFS.
He was a member of the Steering Committee of the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) of the Committee of World Food Security (CFS), and a commissioner on the EAT-Lancet commission on sustainable diets from sustainable food systems. He is a founding member of the Arab Food Sovereignty Network, an advisory board member of Social and Economic Action for Lebanon (SEAL) and an advisory board member for the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development.
He has worked and written extensively on the Arab World, focusing on the political ecology of Arab food security and its linkages with the agrarian question. His latest work on the subject includes: authoring the FAO’s regional office yearly report, Regional Overview of Food and Nutrition Security in the Near East and North Africa Region 2020-21, Pandemic and Food Security (JAFSCD, 2020), Social Life, from Rural to Urban (Routledge, 2019), Crisis and Conflict in Agriculture (CABI, 2018), The Agrarian Roots of the Arab Uprisings (with Anne Gough, Cambridge, 2014); Control Food, Control People: The Struggle for Food Security in Gaza (with Anne Gough, IPS, 2013) Food, Farming and Freedom: Sowing the Arab Spring (Just World Books, 2011).
He obtained his BSc and MSc from the American University of Beirut and his DPhil from Oxford University.