The future of oil politics | University of Oxford

The future of oil politics

Speaker
Michael L. Ross
Event date
Event time
17:30
Venue
Blavatnik School of Government
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6GG
Venue details

Lecture Theatre 1

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

For a century, the petroleum trade has subsidised tyrants, funded wars and revolutions, and redistributed global wealth and poverty. But the future of oil politics will not look like the past: the industry must cope with climate change, transparency laws, and the danger of stranded assets. Ross, one of the foremost scholars of the political economy of natural resources, will discuss the roots of these challenges and what the social sciences can tell us about the turbulent future of global oil politics.