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Devil's Bargain: Oil, Water, and Tyranny in Saudi Arabia

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
UIC Institute for the Humanities for the 30th Anniversary Programs
Location
Institute for the Humanities, Lower Level, Stevenson Hall, 701 South Morgan
Date
Oct 24, 2012   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Toby Jones, Rutgers University, author of Desert Kingdom:  How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia (Harvard University Press 2010)
Cost
Event is free, but space is limited.
E-Mail
vavra@uic.edu
Phone
312-996-6354
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As oil and water become increasingly endangered and contested resources, issues of local rights, global power, and environmental justice will be key to averting significant environmental, economic, and political crises throughout the world. Nowhere are the conflicts over natural resources more fraught than in the Middle East. This program will explore how crises in key resources like oil and water have shaped local, national and international identities and policies.

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