Climate and conflict

A new book by Marwa Daoudy, associate professor of International Relations in SFS, has been selected for the Harold and Margaret Sprout Award, for the best book addressing international environmental issues.  Ten years after the initial uprising, The Origins of the Syrian Conflict: Climate Change and Human Security, published by Cambridge University Press, examines the linkages between climate change and conflict, in the words of the selection committee “convincingly debunk[ing] the conventional narrative that resource scarcity inevitably causes conflict.”