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Hagerty Library 302, 3300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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HPOL Colloquium: Energy and America's Long War in the Middle East

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Toby Jones, PhD, joins us to discuss the militarized energy struggles between the United States and the Middle East.
 
Oil and war have a deeply entangled history. Nowhere has this been more true than in the oil-rich Persian Gulf, where oil-producing states and outside powers, especially the United States, have struggled sometimes violently to secure their primacy over what has become a global energy regime.

 

By examining the techno-political and militarized relations that came into being around oil and its distribution in the 1980s, Jones argues that the distinction between energy and war were erased, collapsed in a new material order of militarized-energy networks with its epicenter in the Persian Gulf.

Contact Information

Lauren Farmer, Program Coordinator
215.571.3797
laf95@drexel.edu