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SOAS Food Studies Centre

Food and Power in Somalia: Business as Usual?

Dr Susanne Jaspars, Dr Nisar Majid, Guhan Adan

Date: 19 May 2021Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 19 May 2021Time: 2:00 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Seminar

The SOAS Food Studies Centre is pleased to invite you to a seminar by 

Dr Susanne Jaspars, Research Associate of the SOAS Food Studies Centre and independent researcher
Dr Nisar Majid, former Research Director of LSE's Conflict Research Programme Somalia
Guhan Adan, independent consultant

Food and Power in Somalia: Business as Usual?

Wednesday 19th May 2021, 1pm (UK time)

Registration is required and it is now open on Eventbrite at this link:   
The event will take place on Zoom. The link will be available upon registration and will also be sent in to email to you nearer the time.

About this event: 

Food and power in Somalia have been intimately linked for decades. Ranging from land grabs and the manipulation of food aid, to looting and diversion of aid and the geopolitics of the War on Terror, food has played a role in Somalia’s political economy. At this event, we will present and discuss how the political economy of food has changed over the past 10-15 years with changes in governance and in food assistance. Susanne Jaspars will present key issues arising from a 2019 study on this topic, and her co-researchers (Nisar Majid and Guhad Adan) will add to this with past analysis of famine and recent work on safety nets and resilience.

This seminar is organised by the SOAS Food Studies Centre 

Twitter: @SOASFoodStudies