Wednesday, November 10
2010-11 Global Initiatives Lecture Series: Ecologies in the Balance? The Way Forward
William Minter, Current Crisis in the Geopolitics of Petroleum
3:00 p.m., included panel discussion
Dr. William Minter has been a writer, researcher, and activist since the mid-1960s, focusing particularly on southern Africa and international issues. He edits and produces the AfricaFocus website and the AfricaFocus Bulletin. He studied at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria in 1961-62 and taught in Tanzania and Mozambique at the secondary school of the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) in 1966-68 and 1974-76. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology and a certificate in African studies from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Dr. Minter talked about the current crisis in petroleum with a panel of Rutgers faculty, including David M. Hughes, Associate Professor of Human Ecology and Anthropology; Michael Santoro, Professor of Accounting, Business Ethics and Information Systems at Rutgers Business School; Hooshang Amirahmadi, Professor at the Bloustein School, and Mark Major, a PhD candidate from the Department of Political Science.