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Congressional Briefing-The Geopolitics of Middle East Oil: Historical Perspectives on the Current Crisis

National History Center of the American Historical Association

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.

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INLAC Language & Culture opportunities

The International Institute for Languages and Cultures (INLAC)

The International Institute for Languages and Cultures (INLAC) in Fez, Morocco offers: Fall, Spring, and Summer Intensive Arabic classes, as well as courses on North Africa and the Middle East covering: Gender and  Women Studies, Politics, Islam, Migration,  Contemporary Issues, and Social Movements. INLAC also offers homestays, excursions, volunteer work, and many cultural and social activities. 

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