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Thursday, April 5

The Global Assault on Africa’s Resources: How the world’s relentless demand for oil, minerals, timber, and other raw materials is producing war, poverty, and environmental devastation in Africa

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Michael T. Klare, Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, based at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts

Klare, author of fourteen books and most recently of  The Race to What is Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources (2012), serves on the boards of directors of Human Rights Watch and the Arms Control Association and is a regular contributor to The Nation, TomDispatch, Mother Jones, and Foreign Policy In Focus. His lecture, in conjunction with Object and Environment - Recent African Art, on view through April 22 at the Middlebury College Museum of Art, will address the dramatic environmental issues engaged by the artists whose works are included in the exhibition. He will focus on the impact of oil explorations on people and the environment in western Africa. Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Friends of the Art Museum, the Department of Geography, Atwater Commons, and the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis.