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Faculty Lecture Series
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 11:30 to 12:30. Room 104, Student Center
Kenneth Wise, Ph.D
Oil, The American Way, and Our Global Order: A View from Dubai
A desire for access to petroleum at a steady price influences much of human activity on Earth. Also affecting everyone on Earth is U.S. foreign policy that assumes we all aspire to “The American Way.” That these two realities—oil and “The American Way”--combine in explosive ways is regrettable. To the extent that we can understand our world from perspectives other than our own, we can avoid the explosions. Here is one perspective—a view from Dubai.
*The 2008 AWC Faculty Lecture Series "Oil, The American Way, and Our Global Order: A View from Dubai" is co-sponsored by the Asian World Center, the Fr. Henry W. Casper, S.J., Professorship in History, and the Department of Political Science and International Relations.
Dr. Kenneth Wise joined Creighton University in 1967 to teach international relations and to help initiate the graduate program in international relations. In his subsequent years he has directed that graduate program, chaired the Department of Political Science and International Relations, sought to provoke students to deeper understanding of their political universe, served on more committees than he wants to remember, and been a missionary for the world in the heartland of the United States. Along the way he has consulted for organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, D.C., the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels, and he has shared his analyses with researchers in policy institutes in China, Russia and around the world. During the last two years he has founded and directs the first independent policy think tank in the United Arab Emirates in the heartland of the Middle East. In this capacity, he has advised several UAE governmental entities. He is building affiliations with the world’s major think tanks. As a volunteer he supports Watani, “My Country,” a joint public-private endeavor to increase awareness in the UAE of the country’s history, culture, and shared future. His title in Dubai is Director of the Policy Research Division of Dubai Consultancy, Research and Media Center.