The Revenge of Geography: The Coming Global Crisis

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MacEwan Hall A&B
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 1N4

The 2014 James S. Palmer Lecture Series

FREE lecture featuring Robert D. Kaplan, Chief Geopolitical Analyst for Stratfor

Natural resources have been a driver of global conflict for much of history. And this reality isn’t going away any time soon. International tension is unavoidable as countries vie for resources or access to markets for the sake of economic well-being and national security. With this being the case, what will be the world’s next major flashpoint? What countries will be implicated and to what extent? How might Canada be affected?

Few people can offer the same insight into this major geopolitical issue as Robert D. Kaplan. The renowned author and expert on international affairs will address these important questions at the upcoming Palmer Lecture held at the University of Calgary. Kaplan was named by Foreign Policy magazine as among the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” in 2011 and 2012 and served on the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board. For more information on this speaker, please visit

This event is free of charge, however registration is required.