Staple Security: Bread and Wheat in Egypt

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@ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Jessica Barnes, associate professor at the University of South Carolina, explores the anxiety that pervades Egyptian society surrounding the possibility that the nation could run out of wheat or that people might not have enough good bread to eat.

Siege Creep: Waste, Airbnb, and Speculation between Israel/Palestine and Athens

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@ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins (Bard College) draws on long term fieldwork for two book projects, one based in Palestine and the other based in Greece, to make the case for thinking about the strategies people use to mitigate besieging circumstances through questions about infrastructure.