For scholars of international energy regimes, here’s a recent call for papers for what looks like a terrific conference on the history of OPEC and energy more broadly – taking place, fittingly, in the OPEC member state of the United Arab Emirates at NYU Abu Dhabi this coming April 17-19, 2017.
Here’s a further explanation:
Crude oil was a crucial natural resource for the industrial development of the last century and contributed to the rise of a new era that is now been called the Anthropocene. The history of the largest petroleum exporters is thus deeply intertwined with the evolution of the global political economy of the 20th century, with environmental changes and with shifting ideas about the management of natural resources.
We are especially interested in the social, cultural, institutional and political connections among the oil producing states in an historical perspective, with a focus on their international cooperation in OPEC.
OPEC and the Global Energy Order from its Origins to the Present Day
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“OPEC and the Global Energy Order” (Conference, NYU Abu Dhabi, April 17-19, 2017) | Toynbee Prize Foundation