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Publlic Lecture ~2 hours

Permanent Linkby wisconsin_cur on Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:03 pm

London School of Economic Lecture on the politics of peak oil (and climate change)

The Government of Uncertainty: how to follow the politics of oil
Speaker: Professor Tim Mitchell
Chair: Dr Sam Ashenden
This event was recorded on 15 October 2009 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
This lecture explores the politics of oil and how we can seek to understand it, at a time when uncertainty is presenting new challenges to the claims of objective knowledge. Tim Mitchell is professor of Arab studies at Columbia University, New York. Sam Ashenden is managing editor of Economy and Society and senior lecturer in Sociology, Birkbeck College.

I have only listened to the first 30 minutes of this but I am convinced that nearly everyone who darkens this space will want to listen. Topics touched upon so far range from how economics lost its concern the depletion of resources and the distinction between the natural world and the economic world to how peak oil could become a flashpoint for xenophobia and parties like the BNP. Give it 20 minutes, I think you'll enjoy it.
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