Canada, Oil and World Politics: The Real Story of Today’s Conflict Zones

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:30

This talk, based on the book Oil and World Politics: The real story of today’s conflict zones – Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and more, covers oil-producing countries, transit countries, the Big Powers as well as Canada. John Foster explores military interventions, tensions around international waterways, and the use of sanctions or political interference related to petroleum trade. Drawing on his experience as a petroleum economist, John illuminates the petroleum-related reasons for government actions usually camouflaged and rarely discussed publicly. He held many positions including with the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, Petro-Canada and BP group, he witnessed first-hand the impact of petroleum geopolitics in more than 30 countries around the world.

Public lecture will be followed by reflections by Dr. Angela Carter, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Waterloo and Balsillie School of International Affairs Fellow, and then a Q&A.

Books will be sold by WordsWorth Books.

This event is organized by the Balsillie School of International Affairs and co-sponsored by the Peace and Conflict Studies Association of Canada (PACS-Can) and LSPRIG: Laurier Student Public Interest Research Group.

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Balsillie School of International Affairs
67 Erb Street West
Tamara Lorincz

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