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Petro-Machismo: The Geopolitical Exploitation of Increased North American Oil and Gas Production

March 21, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

IPS Conference Room

1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC

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Graphic by Whyunsook LeeOpponents of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline have focused largely on its disproportionate role in global warming. President Obama gave a nod to this concern last June, when he said he would deny approval for Keystone if research indicated that its completion would ‘significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution.’

Join in an intimate dialogue with Michael T. Klare, author of the new Nation article, ‘”Petro-Machismo: How the US Energy Boom Is Harming Foreign Policy.” Michael will share his thoughts on how rising energy production close to home is prompting a dangerous escalation of dangerous moves abroad.

Michael Klare is a former IPS Fellow, and is currently a Five Colleges professor of Peace and World Security Studies, whose department is located at Hampshire College, a defense correspondent of The Nation magazine, and author of The Race for What’s Left, Resource Wars, and Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Petroleum Dependency.


March 21, 2014
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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