Friday, March 13, 2009, 7 PM, Stevenson 1002
Antonia Juhasz is a leading oil industry expert and critic who also specializes in international trade and finance policy. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University, a Bachelors Degree in Public Policy from Brown University. She served as a Legislative Assistant to two United States Members of Congress, and has over a dozen years of work in the field. She is a passionate writer and speaker who conveys complex information in a manner that is both accessible and motivational to others.
She was the project director of the International Forum on Globalization in San Francisco, is a visiting scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies and Foreign Policy in Focus, and a fellow at Oil Change International.
Previous notable publications include The Bush Agenda: Invading the World One Economy at a Time in 2006, Alternatives to Economic Globalization: a Better World Is Possible, and the article “Ambitions of Empire: the Radical Reconstruction of Iraq’s Economy” for which she received the 2004 Project Censored award.
Publications carrying her work have included the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and theCambridge University International Relations Journal. She has been interviewed by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! and by Terry Gross of NPR.
Juhasz will be at Sonoma State to discuss her most recent work The Tyranny of Oil: the World’s Most Powerful Industry, and What We Must Do To Stop It. The book is described as “A worthy successor to ‘The Prize’… A riveting read with a bold blueprint for ending the madness,” by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s former EPA Secretary, Terry Tamminen.
Juhasz provides the hardest-hitting exposé of the oil industry in decades, answering today’s most pressing energy questions: Why are oil and gasoline prices rising so quickly? Where will prices go in the future? Who’s really controlling those prices? How much oil is left? How far will Big Oil go to get it? And at what cost to the economy, environment, human rights, worker safety, public health, democracy, and America’s place in the world?