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Upcoming Congressional Briefing

Topic: The Geopolitics of Middle East Oil: Historical Perspectives on the Current Crisis

Date: November 4, 2019

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am EST

Location: 2043 Rayburn Office Building

The recent attacks on oil tankers in the Persian gulf and Saudi oil refineries serve as a stark reminder of the global economy’s dependence on petroleum from this politically unstable region. This briefing, which brings together several leading historians of the subject, will explain how the Middle East oil industry assumed such importance in international affairs and American foreign policy. All are invited and please send RSVPs to Rachel Wheatley at rwheatley@historians.org.

Moderator: Dr. David Painter, Georgetown University

Speakers: Dr. Anand Toprani, US Naval War College and Dr. Nathan Citino, Rice University

Pioneering Journalist Cokie Roberts Dies

Cokie Roberts, the famed journalist, historian, and National History Center board member, has died.  Much admired for her balanced political commentary and engaged historical studies of America’s ‘founding women,’ her passing is a loss for us all.

Ariel Zambelich/NPR

For more information on Cokie’s life and publications: https://www.npr.org/2019/09/17/761050916/cokie-roberts-pioneering-female-journalist-who-helped-shape-npr-dies-at-75?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20190917&utm_campaign=breakingnews&utm_term=nprnews&utm_id=1138849