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

Speaker

Toby Jones, Rutgers University, author of Desert Kingdom:  How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia (Harvard University Press 2010)

Date Oct 24, 2012
Time 4:00 pm  
Location

Institute for the Humanities, Lower Level, Stevenson Hall, 701 South Morgan

Cost

Event is free, but space is limited.

Sponsor

UIC Institute for the Humanities for the 30th Anniversary Programs

Phone 312-996-6354
Event type Educational
Views 994

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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