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Hussam Hussein

ISC Fellow (2023)

Dr. Hussam Hussein is an ISC Fellow, member of the Executive Committee of the Global Young Academy 2023-2025, and senior researcher in environmental politics, based in Jordan. He also serves as a research associate in international relations at the University of Oxford, having previously held positions as a Fulford Junior Research Fellow at Somerville College and an Oxford Martin Fellow.

His research is centered on the role of discourses in shaping water policies in the Middle East, with a focus on transboundary water governance and critical hydropolitics. Dr. Hussein’s work investigates the political economy of environmental governance, exploring the interplay between socio-political dynamics and environmental management strategies.

Dr. Hussein earned his PhD in international development from the University of East Anglia, where his doctoral research examined the nuanced discourses around water scarcity and their impacts on regional water governance frameworks.

He holds a degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from the University of Trieste (Gorizia), he studied Middle Eastern studies at SOAS – University of London, and obtained an MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe.

The page has been updated in May 2024.

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