Petroleum, Ukraine and Geopolitics: The Backstory

Start: 2022-11-18 19:00:00 UTC Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

End: 2022-11-18 21:00:00 UTC Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

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The Montreal chapter of World BEYOND War is pleased to welcome John Foster to speak to us about the role of petroleum in ongoing tensions and rivalries between the United States, Russia and China, that are playing out in the Ukraine War. With Western sanctions distorting markets and forcing up prices worldwide, Europe faces a severe economic crisis. Recent Western countries' military interventions and sanctions on petroleum countries have failed. In an illustrated talk, including maps and photos, John shares the whole picture, highlighting Ukraine's role and Canada's involvement.

About the speaker

John Foster is an international oil economist with a storied career with the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, BP group and Petro-Canada – based respectively in Washington DC, London UK, and Ottawa. His recent book is Oil and World Politics: The real story of today’s conflict zones. In the past decade, he has published numerous articles and given many talks across Canada, including one for the World Beyond War Vancouver chapter (March 2020, "Petroleum and the World’s Hot Spots").

Foster grew up in London, England, graduating in economics and law from Cambridge University. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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