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September 30, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. | Zoom
Join UNC Greensboro’s Department of History and Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC) for a talk with Dr. David Wight, author of the new book, “Oil Money: Middle East Petrodollars and the Transformation of US Empire, 1967–1988.”
About the Author: David Wight is a visiting assistant professor of history at UNCG. In addition to “Oil Money,” he is the author of multiple articles and book chapters on the history of international relations, the United States, and the Middle East. He is currently conducting research for a new book analyzing the dramatic rise of higher education exchanges between the Arab world and the United States during the Cold War.
About the Book: “David M. Wight offers a new framework for understanding the course of Middle East–US relations during the 1970s and 1980s: the transformation of the US global empire by Middle East petrodollars. During these two decades, American, Arab, and Iranian elites reconstituted the primary role of the Middle East within the global system of US power from a supplier of cheap crude oil to a source of abundant petrodollars, the revenues earned from the export of oil. ” — Cornell University Press