Jeannie Sowers

Program Director, International Affairs

Phone: (603) 862-1752
Office: Political Science, Horton SSC Rm 341, Durham, NH 03824
Jeannie L. Sowers


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Princeton University
  • M.A., Political Science & Government, Princeton University
  • B.A., Harvard University

Research Interests

  • Conflict and human security
  • Egypt
  • Environmental Planning/Policy
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental politics and social change
  • Middle East
  • Social movements

Courses Taught

  • IA 701: Seminar
  • POLT 444: Politics &Policy Warming World
  • POLT 559: Comp Politics of Middle East
  • POLT 740: States and Societies Mid East
  • POLT 751: Comp Environmental Politics
  • POLT 900: Pro-Seminar

Selected Publications

Weinthal, E., & Sowers, J. (2019). Targeting infrastructure and livelihoods in the West Bank and Gaza. International Affairs, 95(2), 319-340. doi:10.1093/ia/iiz015

Sowers, J. (2018). Environmental Activism in the Middle East and North Africa. In H. Voerhoeven (Ed.), Environmental Politics in the Middle East. Oxford University Press.

Sowers, J., & Rutherford, B. (2018). Modern Egypt What Everyone Needs to Know. What Everyone Needs to Know, Oxford University Press.

Sowers, J. (2018). The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Arid Regions: The Politics of Problemsheds. In E. Weinthal, & K. Conca (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy (pp. 167-196). Oxford University Press.

Sowers, J. (2017). The High Stakes of Climate Adaptation in the Middle East. Current History, 348-354.

Sowers, J. L., Weinthal, E., & Zawahri, N. (2017). Targeting environmental infrastructures, international law, and civilians in the new Middle Eastern wars. Security Dialogue, 48(5), 410-430. doi:10.1177/0967010617716615

Sowers, J., & Rutherford, B. (2017). Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Egypt. In M. Haas, & D. Lesch (Eds.), The Arab Spring: The Hope and Reality of the Uprisings (2nd edition ed., pp. 40-71). Westview/Routledge Press.

Weinthal, E., Zawahri, N., & Sowers, J. (2015). Securitizing Water, Climate, and Migration in Israel, Jordan, and Syria. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 15(3), 293-307. doi:10.1007/s10784-015-9279-4

Zawahri, N., Sowers, J., & Weinthal, E. (2011). The Politics of Assessment: Water and Sanitation MDGs in the Middle East. Development and Change, 42(5), 1153-1178. doi:10.1111/j.1467-7660.2011.01730.x

Sowers, J., Vengosh, A., & Weinthal, E. (2011). Climate change, water resources, and the politics of adaptation in the Middle East and North Africa. Climatic Change, 104(3-4), 599-627. doi:10.1007/s10584-010-9835-4

Most Cited Publications