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Hussein A. Amery

Professor and NREP Graduate Program Director, Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences


Hussein Amery

Dr. Hussein A. Amery is a professor of water politics and policy at Colorado School of Mines. He is the former head of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Department, and former Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Faculty. His academic expertise is in water and food security in the Middle East, with a focus on the Arab Gulf states. He also specializes in Islamic perspectives on water management, and in trans-boundary water politics especially along the Litani, Jordan, Nile, Tigris and Euphrates rivers. His books are Arab Water Security: Threats and Opportunities in the Gulf States (Cambridge University Press), and Water in the Middle East: A Geography of Peace (Texas University Press; Coedited with A. T. Wolf). His academic contributions were recognized by his selection as Fellow by the International Water Resources Association. Dr. Amery had been a consultant to US government agencies, International Development and Research Center (Canada), and to American water engineering firms.


Curriculum vitae


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Papers & Book Chapters

  • Amery, H. 2020. Malthus in the Middle East: Scarcity-induced Water Conflicts. In Marcus King (ed.) Water and Conflict in the Middle East. Hurst & Company, London
  • Amery, H. (2019). Threats to Water Security in the Arab Gulf. In, Cascading Challenges in the Global Water Crisis. Gerard Magill and James Benedict (Eds.). Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
  • Amery, H. (2019). Food Security in the Middle East. In, Routledge Handbook on Middle East Security. Jägerskog, Andres, Michael Schulz and Ashok Swain (Eds.). Routledge, London.

Courses Taught

  • HASS 339  Middle East: Politics & Society
  • HASS 460/HASS 560 Geopolitics of Natural Resources
  • HASS 488/HASS 588 Global Water Politics and Policy


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