Petrostates: The Rise and Fall of OPEC in the 20th Century


WHEN September 20, 2020
6:30-8 PM WHERE Zoom Webinar WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Formed sixty years ago, OPEC was the first international organization of the Global South. In the 1970s it was perceived as acting as an economic "spearhead" for developing countries and played a role that went far beyond the realm of oil politics. Today the cooperation among petrostates is complicated by political divisions, the rise of shale oil, the strength of the climate change agenda, and oil exporters' plans to diversify their economies.

Time: 6:30pm Gulf Standard Time
            10:30am Eastern Daylight Time
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  • Giuliano Garavini, Associate Professor of International History, Roma Tre University in Rome; Author of "The Rise and Fall of OPEC in the 20th Century" (Oxford University Press, 2019), Roma Tre University in Rome
In conversation with
  • H.E. Majid Al-Moneef, Former OPEC Governor; Chairman of the International Advisory Committee of King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)
  • Robert Vitalis, Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bassam Fattouh, Director of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, University of Pennsylvania
  • Robin Mills, CEO of Qamar Energy

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