October 24, 2012
"Oil and Water"
How have crises in key resources like oil and water shaped local, national and
international identities and policies?
Public Lecture: Toby Jones, Rutgers University, author of Desert Kingdom: How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia (Harvard University Press 2010)
Lecture title: “Devil's Bargain: Oil, Water, and Tyranny in Saudi Arabia"
Lecture at 4 PM in the Institute for the Humanities, lower level Stevenson Hall, 701 South Morgan.
This program will explore how crises in key resources like oil and water have shaped local, national and international identities and policies. Here in Chicago we sit at the hub of the Great Lakes Waterway containing 21% of the planet’s fresh water resources. The city’s water supply is part
of an inter-state and international system of relationships and compacts. As oil and water become increasingly endangered and contested resources these relationships are key to averting significant environmental, economic, and political crises.
Dinner conversation to follow in Jane Addams- Hull-House Dining Room with Rachel Havrelock (UIC English/Jewish Studies), Neil Struchio (UIC Earth and Environmental Sciences), and Kaveh Ehsani (DePaul International Studies). This “Policy Dinner” is open to the public but space is limited. Please RSVP by October 17 either online, at firstname.lastname@example.org
u, or 312-996-6354