Dr Marwa Daoudy is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (SFS) and the Seif Ghobash Chair in Arab Studies at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS). Prior to Georgetown University, Dr Daoudy was a lecturer at Oxford University in the department of Politics and International Relations, a fellow of Oxford’s Middle East Center at St Antony’s College and a visiting scholar at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Dr Daoudy's second book on The Origins of the Syrian Conflict: Climate Change and Human Security (Cambridge University Press, 2020) won the 2020 Harold and Margaret Sprout Prize by the International Studies Association, awarded for the best books in the field of environmental studies. Her recent publications include articles titled 'What is Climate Change? Framing Risks around Water, Food and Migration in the Middle East and North Africa' (co-authored with Jeannie Sowers and Erika Weinthal), 'Scorched Earth: Climate and Conflict in the Middle East', 'Rethinking the Climate–Conflict Nexus: A Human–Environmental–Climate-Security Approach', 'Water Weaponization in the Syrian Conflict: Strategies of Domination and Cooperation' and a report titled ‘Syria’s Human Security is Inseparable from Its Environmental Health’.