Panel Discussion and Reception for the US Senate Foreign Relations report "The Petroleum and Poverty Paradox"

 

Panel Discussion: Senate Foreign Relations Staff Report on

The Petroleum and Poverty Paradox:
Assessing U.S. and International Community Efforts to Fight the Resource Curse

4:30-5:50 PM in the HERTER ROOM, Nitze Building, Johns Hopkins - SAIS, 1740 Mass Ave., Washington DC

Reception and Photo Exhibit with Ed Kashi, Photographer:

Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta

6:00-7:00 PM in the Student Lounge off the Nitze Cafeteria

Join us for a panel discussion focused on the new Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff report, "The Petroleum and Poverty Paradox: Assessing U.S. and International Community Efforts to Fight the Resource Curse." The report is based on months of research, including field visits to oil-producing countries in Africa, Asia and elsewhere, by Sen. Lugar's committee staff. The panel will look at the key global findings and recommendations, as well as examine the progress and challenges in addressing the resource curse in Nigeria.

Panelists:

  • Moderator: Ian Gary, Senior Policy Advisor, Oxfam America
  • Neil Brown, Professional Staff Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Michael Phelan, Professional Staff Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Dr. Peter Lewis, Director, African Studies, Johns Hopkins - SAIS

The panel discussion is being organized in conjunction with an exhibit of photos from the Niger Delta. The photos, by Ed Kashi, are drawn from a new book, Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta, edited by Prof. Michael Watts of UC Berkeley.  The photos will be on display in the lobby of the Nitze Building at SAIS from Nov. 17-30. Ed Kashi has photographed in 60-plus countries. His images have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Time, Newsweek, National Geographic and other publications. His work on West Bank settlers received a World Press Photo award. His eight-year project, "Aging in America: The Years Ahead," won prizes from Pictures of the Year and World Press Photo. Kashi and his wife, writer/filmmaker Julie Winokur, founded Talking Eyes Media, a multimedia nonprofit. Visit www.curseoftheblackgoldbook.com

Please RSVP for the panel discussion and reception to igary@oxfamamerica.org

At SAIS, contact itolber1@jhu.edu or sjacks17@jhu.edu African Studies: +1-202-63-5676