Fossil Fuels and the Middle East

JSIS 487

Fossil fuels—coal, oil, and gas—are commodities that have shaped the world as we know it today. Their continued extraction is also a key process that threatens human and more-than-human life. In this seminar, we examine this problem with a special focus on the Middle East. We will read and discuss academic books and films that grapple with the political, environmental, economic, and social aspects of fossil fuels, their impacts on everyday life, and the future.