"Modern Energy and the Political Economy of Peace."


Location: O’Shaughnessy 119

Jeff D. Colgan

Brown University


Notre Dame International Security Program 

119 O'Shaughnessy Hall 


Jeff D. Colgan is the Richard Holbrooke Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. His book, Petro-Aggression: When Oil Causes Warwas published in 2013 by Cambridge University Press.  An article that previews the book's argument won the Robert O. Keohane award for the best article published in International Organization (Oct 2010) by an untenured scholarHe has published other articles in International Organization, World Politics, International Security and elsewhere.

Colgan's talk centers on how modern energy consumption changed the political economy of war and territorial conquest.