Access to oil and gas has long influenced the politics of individual nations and their relations with others. But as more countries move toward sustainable energy, and supply chain shortages affect the availability of oil and gas, how will this change how the United States interacts with the outside world?
Dr. Barbara Wejnert, professor in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Environment and Sustainability, will present on Energy Geopolitics this Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28, marks our second 2023 Great Decisions Speaker Series presentation. The series features eight engaging foreign policy discussions introduced and facilitated by leading experts across Western New York. To order tickets, download the 2023 Registration Form.
About Dr. Barba Wejnert
Dr. Barbara Wejnert is a Professor in the Department of Environment and Sustainability and Department of Global Gender Studies and a former founding chair of the Global Gender Studies Department at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. She is an award-winning author of research papers specializing in democracy, political sociology, political economics, economic sociology, environmental sustainability, and gender. Her interdisciplinary, transnational research focuses on the worldwide diffusion of democracy, the impact of democracy and the globalized market economy on society, and the effects of these changes on environmental sustainability and gender equality. She is an author or editor of several books and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, including American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, and Perspective on Politics discussing democratizing processes and their consequences on social policies and societal development. Her book Diffusion of Democracy, published by Cambridge University Press in 2014 (second print 2016), received three academic book awards nominations. She is a recipient of the prestigious Inaugural Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award. Her paper “Diffusion, Development and Democracy, 1800-1999” was honored by its presentation at the US Congressional Reception as a poster highlighting sociological research with national policy significance. She came to the University at Buffalo by way of the Departments of Sociology and Development Sociology at Cornell University.
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Questions? Contact the International Exchanges and Education Department at 716-883-1900 ext. 310