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Inaugural Conference on Environmental Politics in the Middle East and North Africa
ARI’s inaugural Environmental Politics conference convenes activists and researchers to discuss environmental questions in the Middle East and North Africa as they intersect with four critical political phenomena: governance, activism and popular mobilization, local politics, and armed conflict.

PANEL 1 | Governing the Environment: Discourse & Policy from Above
15/06/2021
14 - 15:30 (UTC + 2)

Jessica Barnes, scholar of resource use and environmental change in the Middle East
Wael Gamal, Egyptian economic journalist and researcher
Hussam Hussein, scholar of hydropolitics in Jordan
Roland Riachi, scholar of political ecology of food and water in the MENA
Moderator: Farah Al Shami, ARI Research Fellow
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PANEL 2 | Mobilizing for the Environment: Activism & Resistance
15/06/2021
16 - 17:30 (UTC + 2)

Sami Bahri, Tunisian activist
Hamza Hamouchene, Algerian activist and researcher
Soraya El Kahlaoui, Moroccan activist and researcher
Aziza Moneer, Egyptian environmental politics researcher
Moderator: Malek Lakhal, ARI Research Fellow
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PANEL 3 | Environmentalism from Below: Local Politics & Global Challenges
16/06/2021
14 - 15:30 (UTC + 2)

Jihad Farah, scholar of urban planning in Lebanon
Intissar Kherigi, scholar of local governance in Tunisia
Chiara Loschi, scholar of waste management in Tunisia
Khaled Sulaiman, journalist of environmental issues in Iraq
Noura Wahby, scholar of urban waterscapes in Cairo
Moderator: Lana Salman, feminist scholar of international development
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PANEL 4 | Environment in Conflict: Ecologies of War and Occupation
16/06/2021
16 - 17:30 (UTC + 2)

Muna Dajani, Palestinian environmental researcher and activist
Rabea Eghbariah, Palestinian researcher and human rights attorney
Bridget Guarasci, anthropologist and scholar of Iraq
Munira Khayyat, anthropologist, war ecologies in South Lebanon
Jeannie Sowers, scholar of environmental politics in the Middle East
Moderator: Julia Choucair Vizoso, ARI Director of Environmental Politics
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