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Petro-Aggression: When Oil Causes War

Book Launch

Jeff Colgan

Professor Jeff Colgan is an Assistant Professor in the School of International Service. He is interested in the geopolitics of oil, the resource curse, international security, and international political economy. He has articles published or forthcoming in journals such as International Organization, World Politics, International Security, and Foreign Policy.

In his recent publication Petro-Aggression: When Oil Causes War, Jeff Colgan extends the idea of the resource curse into the realm of international relations, exploring how major oil-exporting countries form their foreign policy preferences and intentions. Using case studies including Iraq, Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela, this book offers new insight into why oil politics has a central role in global peace and conflict.

The cover of Jeff Colgan's book

Cover of Jeff Colgan's book

Monday, April 22, 2013
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Abramson Family Founders Room

Light buffet lunch will be served at noon. Copies of Prof. Colgan’s book will be available for purchase.

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