Environmental Politics in the Middle East: Local Struggles, Global Connections

Thu, 2018-04-12 17:00 - 19:00

A panel discussion chaired by Eckart Woertz, Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair at Sciences Po, PSIA. 

 

Environmental Politics in the Middle East: Local Struggles, Global Connections

 

A panel discussion with:
Harry Verhoeven (Georgetown University, Qatar and Oxford University)
Francis Ghilès (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, CIDOB) and
Miguel Angel Moratinos (PSIA Faculty Member; former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Spain; former Advisor to the Qatar National Food Security Programme)

This conference will be moderated by Eckart Woertz (Scientific Advisor to the Kuwait Chair at Sciences Po, PSIA) 

Thursday 12 April 2018 | 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
PSIA Seminar Room, 28 rue des Saints-Pères.

Limited space. Registration compulsory at program.kuwait@sciencespo.fr

 

Sand mining in Morocco, garbage disposal in Lebanon, overfishing in Somalia, rising grain imports in one of the world’s most arid regions and the extraction of phosphates in Tunisia are all examples of how ecology and politics meet in the Middle East, and how those interactions connect to the global political economy. Through region-wide analyses and case studies from the Arabian Peninsula, the Gulf of Aden, the Levant and North Africa, this panel highlights the intimate connections of environmental activism, energy infrastructure and illicit commodity trading with the political economies of Central Asia, the Horn of Africa and the Indian subcontinent.