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Rami Zurayk

Professor of Ecosystem Management in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Science

American University of Beirut

Rami Zurayk is a professor of Ecosystem Management and Director of the Food security Program at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences of the American University of Beirut. He was 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) from 2015-2019, and a commissioner on the EAT-Lancet commission on sustainable diets from sustainable food systems. He is a founding member of the Arab Network for Food Sovereignty and 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 book on the subject is Crisis and Conflict in Agriculture (CABI, 2018), He obtained his BSc and MSc from the American University of Beirut and his DPhil from Oxford University.

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