Food Sovereignty, Land Policies and Social Marginalization in Tunisia, A talk by Habib Ayeb


Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 5:00pm to 6:00pm




As part of itsTunisia Newsreel 2021, Notes From Ground webinar series,  the Tunisia Office of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University invites you to a talk by:

HABIB AYEB, Geographer and Documentary Filmmaker Co-Founder of the Tunisian Observatory for Food and Environmental Sovereignty, OSAE


Online, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021; 12:00-01:00 PM ET // 05:00-06:00 PM in Tunis

Register in advance for this webinar here:

This talk will be conducted in English.


About the Guestspeaker:

Habib Ayeb is a Tunisian geographer and documentary filmmaker, research professor at the University of Paris 8, Saint Denis. He previously taught at the American University of Cairo, and served as research associate at the IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le développement - Paris) et the CEDEJ (Centre d’Etudes et de Documentation Juridiques et Sociales - Cairo). His research focuses on the social geography of Tunisia and Egypt, specifically on the questions of food sovereignty, sustainability, marginality and poverty, women in rural areas, social changes, and the dynamics and processes of resistance.

Among his publications: Food Insecurity and Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa: Modernisation and Agrarian Questions in Egypt and Tunisia”, with Ray Bush (2018); “Agrarian Transformation in the Arab World: Persistent and Emerging Challenges”, with R. Saad (2013);“Marginality and marginalization in Tunisia; Saida Manoubia in Tunis and Zrig in Gabes” (2013); “Marginality and Exclusion In Egypt” with Ray Bush (2012); “Water in the Arab Countries; global perceptions and local realities” with T. Ruf (2011).

Habib Ayeb wrote and directed the documentary films: Couscous, Seeds of Dignity (2017); Gabes Labes [Gabes is Fine] (2014); Fellahin [Farmers], co-authored with Ray Bush (2014); Green Mirages, co-directed with with Nadja Kamel (2011), and On the Nile Valley: Shared water, co-authored with Olivier Archambeau, (2003), and the soon to be released Om Layoun (2021) [Trailer].