Usually one of the nicest regular events that happen in Egypt :


This is an open invitation to the Cairo Papers Symposium on “THE FOOD QUESTION IN THE MIDDLE EAST”

Saturday 2nd of April, Cairo Tahrir Campus.

Cairo Papers in Social Science
The American University in Cairo

Cordially Invites You to Attend the
Twenty-Fourth Annual Symposium


The Food Question in the Middle East

Saturday April 2, 2106
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Oriental Hall (Tahrir Campus)
Admission is free
Picture ID required for entry to AUC


9:30-9:45a.m. Coffee

9:45:00-10:0a.m. Introduction, Dr. Nathaniel Bowditch, Dean of HUSS

10:00-12:00a.m. Panel I
“Killing Them Softly: Dietary Deficiencies and Food Insecurities in
20th Century Egypt”
Ellis Goldberg (University of Washington)
“Soybean and Soyfoods in Egypt”
Shuang Wen (National University of Singapore)
“We Are What We Eat. We Were What We Ate”
Hala Barakat (Independent Environmentalist and Food Researcher)

12:00-1:00p.m. Lunch

1:00-3:00p.m. Panel II
“International Food Aid Politics and the Experience of an
Khaled Mansour (Independent Writer and Consultant)
“Agricultural Development and Social Uprisings in Sidi-Bouzid,
Tunisia (2010): When Agriculture Aims to Accumulating
Capital Rather than Feeding Humans”
Habib Ayeb (Université Paris )
“The Ghost at the Feast: Reflections on the Revolt of the Hungry,
the Case of Egypt”
Malak Rouchdy (The American University in Cairo)

3:00:00-3:15p.m. Tea Break

3:15:00-5:15p.m. Panel III
“Gulf Land Grabs in the Nile Basin: Food Security or Agro-
Commodity Supply Chains?”
Christian Handerson (School of Oriental and African Studies)
“Agri-Food System Dynamics in a South Lebanon Village 1920-
Saker El-Nour (School for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences –
Museum of the European and Mediterranean Civilizations, France)
“Where is Our Baladi Food?”
Sara Pozzi (Baladini Social Business); Sara El-Sayed (Nawaya


If you have any inquiries, please contact:
Iman Hamdy, Editor
Cairo Papers in Social Science
Tel.: 2615-1586
E-mail: cairopa@aucegypt.edu