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Wednesday, 13 February 2008

How can we avoid future oil wars? Oil depletion and US-UK foreign policy

An earlier blog has feedback from a member who attended the All-Party Parliamentary group on Peak Oil - now there is a joint meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Peak Oil and Conflict Issues - see below - it is great these are getting on the agenda but sadly barely a handful of MPs attend - there seems to be more concern about issues like paying your relatives to work for you......

'How can we avoid future oil wars? Oil depletion and US-UK foreign policy'

Wednesday 27th February - 6.30pm - Committee Room 12, House of Commons

Speakers:
Prof. Paul Rogers (Bradford University, Oxford Research Group)
Prof. Mary Kaldor (LSE, author of OIL WARS)
The meeting will explore the current status of the military dimension of oil security strategy in Britain and theUS. It will also look at ways in which we can work to avoid future UK involvement in oil-related conflict. To be followed by Q & A.

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APPGOPO is the catchy title of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil and Gas. You can see what their up to and subscribe to the mailing list at:
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