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Omar S. Dahi

Associate Professor of Economics
Hampshire College

Omar Dahi is Associate Professor of Economics at Hampshire College and Co-director of the Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Program at the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the project director of the “Security in Context” initiative and serves as co-coordinator of the Arab Council for the Social Science’s Working Group on Critical Security Studies in the Arab region. He has published in academic outlets such as the Journal of Development EconomicsApplied EconomicsSouthern Economic JournalPolitical GeographyMiddle East ReportForced Migration Review, and Critical Studies on Security. His last book is South-South Trade and Finance in the 21st Century (with Firat Demir). Dahi also serves as a co-editor for the e-zine Jadaliyya and as an associate editor at the Review of Social Economy.


-Selby, Jan, Omar S. Dahi, Christiane Fröhlich, and Mike Hulme. “Climate change and the Syrian civil war revisited.” Political Geography 61 (2017).

-Dahi, Omar, and Firat Demir. South–South Trade and Finance in the Twenty-First Century: Rise of the South Or a Second Great Divergence. Anthem Press, 2016.

-Dahi, Omar. “The refugee crisis in Lebanon and Jordan: the need for economic development spending.” Forced Migration Review 47 (2014): 11.