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Talk addresses 'peak oil' debate

Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 4:30 p.m. 100 Jones Hall

"Is 'Peak Oil' a Geological or a Politico-Economic Phenomenon?" will be the question addressed in a lecture by Robert Mabro, a leading expert on energy in the Middle East, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in 100 Jones Hall.

Mabro's lecture will focus on the debate surrounding when worldwide oil production will reach its maximum level. He is the founder and president of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, a center at the University of Oxford for advanced research into the social science areas of energy issues.

Mabro's books include "Oil Markets and Prices: The Brent Market and the Formation of
World Oil Prices" and "Oil in the 21st Century." He has received numerous international awards for his contributions to energy research.

The lecture is sponsored by the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

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