Geopolitics and the war in Ukraine - the weaponisation of economy and food

On Monday 27 June 2022 Socires/foodFIRST are organising a lecture with Prof. Dr. Haroon Sheikh from the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), followed by a dialogue on: 'Geopolitics and the war in Ukraine - the weaponisation of economy and food'.

Event details

27 Jun 2022
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Time: 15:30 – 18:30

If you would like to participate please send an email to

House of Europe, Korte Vijverberg 5, 2513 AB Den Haag
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Please note: this event will be presented in Dutch

Prof. dr. Dr Haroon Sheikh is a senior scientist at the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) and professor by special appointment of Strategic Governance of Global Technologies at the VU University Amsterdam. During the lecture he will speak about the geopolitical and geoeconomic upheavals and the unfolding new world order. In doing so, he will on the one hand, elaborate about the different narratives that are developed to interpret these dynamics and on the other, the nature and meaning of the new conflicts, including the weaponisation of food and – more generally – of the economy. After his introduction, the floor will be open for a discussion between Professor Sheikh and the participants. The intention is that this discussion will provide policy-relevant insights for Professor Sheikh's new research programme at the WRR, as well as for Socires' programmes.

Further Inormation

This session is part of the Socires lecture series that Socires as a foundation intend to organise on a more regular basis and which will each time be linked to one of its programmes. On this occasion the event is lined to the foodFIRST programme, which focuses on discussing the current trends relating to food security, and food systems and Africa.