Nafeez Ahmed

Nafeez Ahmed

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Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed is an award-winning investigative journalist, international security scholar and bestselling author. He writes the 'System Shift' column at VICE's science magazine Motherboard, is a weekly columnist at Middle East Eye in London, and is the creator of INSURGEintelligence, a crowdfunded public interest investigative journalism project. Previously, he wrote The Guardian's 'Earth insight' blog between April 2013 and July 2014. His work has been published in The Guardian, VICE, Independent on Sunday, The Independent, The Scotsman, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Quartz, The New Statesman, Prospect, Le Monde diplomatique, New Internationalist, Huffington Post UK, Al-Arabiya English, among others. In 2015, Nafeez won the Project Censored Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for his Guardian story on the energy politics of the Ukraine crisis. The previous year he won another Project Censored Award, known popularly as the 'Alternative Pulitzer', for his Guardian story on civil unrest due to climate-induced food crises. In 2010, Nafeez won the Routledge-GCPS Essay Prize for his academic paper on the 'Crisis of Civilisation' published in the journal Global Change, Peace and Security. He also won the Premio Napoli (Naples Prize) in 2003, Italy's most prestigious literary award created by decree of the President of the Republic. Nafeez has twice been featured in the Evening Standard's 'Top 1,000' list of most influential people in London, in 2014 and 2015.