Page 1 "Afghanistan, Central Asia and Pipeline Politics"
Monday, November 30, 2009
John Foster presents a rarely told story about Afghanistan – plans for a natural gas pipeline to link Central and South Asia via Kandahar. There’s a rivalry for control of Central Asia’s oil and gas - how does Afghanistan fit in?
John Foster and his wife Millie Morton have been researching this theme for three years. Their work has appeared as front-page banner headlines in the Globe and Mail. They contributed to a new anthology published by Black Rose Books: Afghanistan and Canada: Is There an Alternative to War? Over the past year, he has presented the topic in talks across Canada, a Toronto Star op-ed, and a report published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
John Foster is an economist and an expert on the world oil scene. He has a unique combination of work experience - with the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and two oil companies (BP and Petro-Canada). Born in London England, he graduated fromCambridge University in economics and law. Millie Morton (Mac’64) is a sociologist (Ph.D. Cornell) from Stirling Ontario, with extensive experience in international development and applied social science.
Presented by the Department of Sociology & Anthropology in conjunction with the Ontario Public Interest Research Group
Macdonald Institute (MINS) Room 103