Wednesday 27 April 2016, 12:30

Book Launch: Famine in Somalia

Daniel Maxwell and Nisar Majid

Venue: Auditorium A2, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Geneva

The CCDP together with the Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH) are organising the launch event of the book "Famine in Somalia."

Some 250,000 people died in the southern Somalia famine of 2011-12, which also displaced and destroyed the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands more. Written by Daniel Maxwell and Nisar Majid, the book analyses the trade-offs between competing policy priorities that led to the famine. The authors show the collective failure in the response to the famine and how those affected by it attempted to protect themselves and their livelihoods.

The book will be presented by the author, Daniel Maxwell, who is Research Director for Food Security and Complex Emergencies at the Feinstein International Centre of Tufts University, as well as the co-author Nisar Majid, currently a Visiting Fellow at the Feinstein International Centre.


  • Renée Larivière, Deputy Director-General Development and Learning, Interpeace
  • Christophe Golay, lecturer at the Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action

The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Gilles Carbonnier, CCDP Faculty Associate and President of CERAH's Board of Directors.