Oil and World Politics

Event Date: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
UC 1017
Event Fee: 
Free. Everyone is welcome!
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8341
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On 16 September at 7:30 pm, John Foster will examine Canadian oil in a global context – an ongoing rivalry among world powers and regional countries for control of oil and natural gas. Instancing Iran, Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela, he will illuminate petroleum-related reasons for government actions that are rarely discussed publicly. 

This event is made possible by The Thunder Bay Branch of the Canadian International Council, Lakehead University’s Department of History, and Lakehead International.

It is free and open to the public! Everyone is welcome!

Thunder Bay - UC 1017

Speaker Bio: As an international oil economist, John Foster witnessed the geopolitics of petroleum in more than 30 countries. His experience includes positions with the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, BP group and Petro-Canada in three capital cities – London, Washington DC and Ottawa. He grew up in London England, graduating in economics and law from Cambridge University. In the past decade, he has given talks across Canada on petroleum rivalries and conflicts, and authored articles in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and elsewhere, and been interviewed on radio and TV.