Oil, Earthquakes, and Declining Science in Arabia
Oil, Earthquakes and Declining Science in Arabia
Dr. Muawia Barazangi, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University; Ph.D SeismologyRichard Cardwell, Academic; Former Senior Geophysicist, Chevron - Moderator
How do natural resources and geologic features affect the course of Middle East history and geopolitics? Barazangi highlights the critical importance of better understanding Islamic history and cultures of the Arab/Persian region, which has the world's largest oil reserves. He will also discuss the earthquake hazards of the Dead Sea Fault and the decline of science and technology in Arabia. Dr. Barazangi was educated in Syria and the U.S. and has had a distinguished career in research and education in the U.S and in the Middle East.
MLF: Middle East/Science & TechnologyLocation: SF Club OfficeTime: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon programCost: $20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, students free (with valid ID)Program Organizer: Celia Menczel