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The environmental devastation wrought by the world’s reliance on petroleum can no longer be denied, but the insidious cultural effects of oil extraction, production, and exportation still receive scant attention. Join Peter Maass, contributing editor at The New York Times Magazine and the author of the recently published Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil, and George Caffentzis, Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern Maine, as they discuss big oil’s cultural and political violence. Moderated by Ashley Dawson, Associate Professor of English, The Graduate Center, CUNY. This event is located in the Skylight Room (9100) at the CUNY Graduate Center and is free and open to the public.

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Added by Center for the Humanities on October 19, 2009