Smog, Natural Gas, Batteries: On the New Geopolitics of Energy

Journalist Steve LeVine examines the political repercussions of the emergent energy landscape

Acclaimed journalist Steve LeVine, author of The Oil and the Glory: The Pursuit of Empire and Fortune on the Caspian Sea, returns to the University of Chicago to speak on his new project: an investigation on the geopolitics of technology, and the race among nations for a breakthrough in advanced batteries.

76802772-steve-levineSteve LeVine is Washington Correspondent for Quartz, a new Website on economics and business launched by the Atlantic Media Co. He is also a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, and an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Affairs, where he teaches energy and security. Steve previously was correspondent for Central Asia and the Caucasus for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times for 11 years. Before that, he was a correspondent in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and before that the Philippines. His first book was The Oil and the Glory, a history of the former Soviet Union through the lens of petroleum and big geopolitics. His next book, Putin’s Labyrinth, profiled Russia through the lives and deaths of six Russians.

This event is presented by the Center for International Studies and cosponsored by the Program on the Global Environment, and the Environment, Agriculture and Food Working Group

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