Unfortunately, we have to cancel our program this week. We are working with the speaker, Tyler Priest, to reschedule his talk for later in the semester. We hope to see you next week on Wednesday, March 3rd for our program with Sarah Tynen, who will be speaking on "Chinese Treatment of the Uighurs." Look for the email to register, coming soon!
Tyler Priest is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Iowa. He is a widely published scholar of energy and environmental history, with expertise in the history of offshore oil. He is the author of The Offshore Imperative: Shell Oil’s Search for Petroleum in the Postwar United States (Texas A&M, 2007) and co-author (with Joel Hewett) of the forthcoming book, Deepwater Horizons: The Epic Struggles Over Offshore Oil in the United States. He also co-edited a June 2012 special issue of the Journal of American History, “Oil in American History.” In 2010, he served as a senior policy analyst on the President’s National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.