The Geopolitics of Pipelines in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean

Monday, March 13th, 12:30 pm (EST)

Comodal event: in person at Salle Pierre-Filiatrault (UQAM) / online - live broadcast

Disponible sur YouTube

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Since the outbreak of the Syrian and Libyan civil wars, Middle Eastern countries, the United States, Russia and other powers such as France have been debating the future of the region's oil and gas pipelines and the recent discoveries of gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean. The world's supply of fossil fuels depends in large part on conflicts between these countries and the region's energy giants. It illustrates how those countries attempt to shape regional production and limit the introduction of new energy reserves to the global market, in order to satisfy specific economic and national interests, and often at the expense of the region's stability, will explain Paul Lenze in this conference held by the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies.

Paul Lenze is Teaching Professor & Director, MPA China & MPA Tempe Programs at the Department of Politics and International Affairs, Northern Arizona University. He is also a member of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies of the Raoul Dandurand Chair.

This event, in English, will be hosted by Frédérick Gagnon, Chair Holder of the Raoul Dandurand Chair.