ISS Colloquium with Dante LaRiccia

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: 46 Hillhouse

Cost: Free but register in advance
46 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven CT 06511


Join International Security Studies for a colloquium with Dante LaRiccia. A PhD candidate in Yale’s History department, LaRiccia will present “Oil, Empire, and Anti-Colonial Environmentalism: A Tale of Two Superports.” This article explores the convergence of and conflicts between colonial development, national energy security interests, and anti-colonial environmentalism around two proposed petroleum “superports” in Puerto Rico and Palau during the 1970s.

LaRiccia’s research focuses on the environmental, social, and economic implications of fossil fuels during the twentieth century. His tentative dissertation reexamines the relationships between energy and the US empire by investigating how fossil fuels–oil in particular–underwrote major shifts in the racial, environmental, and economic orders of the post-1898 colonial project.

This event is open to the Yale community; lunch will be provided. Please register to receive the reading materials for this colloquium.

Open To:

Alumni, Faculty, Graduate and Professional, Staff, Students, Undergraduate, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees


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