American University of Beirut

Launch event: The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society

​​​​​​​​The launch of "The Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society" took place on Friday, November 8th at Michel and Sherine Bayoud lecture hall (FAFS). The volume The Oxford Handbook of Food Water and Society was originally published in May 2018 by Oxford Online Handbooks. 

Volume editor FAFS' Martin Keulertz introduced the book followed by a skype call with ​Professor Tony Allan of SOAS and KCL University of London. After that, Mr. Phil Riddell, special advisor to the minister of water and irrigation in Egypt shared his perspectives regarding a more economically and environmentally sound water supply in arid and semi-arid regions. ​

Discussions with subject-matter experts:


Dr. Tariq Tell – Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Studies and Public Administration at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS)


- Dean Rabi Mohtar – Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS)
- Dr. Rami Zurayk – Professor at the Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management (FAFS)
- Dr. Martin Keulertz – ​Chair, Food Security Program Executive Committee and Assistant Professor, Food Security Program (FAFS)

Check the book online
Check the full event on ​FAFS website


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