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Pomona College Lecture on "Energy Options for America"

International peace and security expert Michael Klare will lecture on “The Global Energy Crunch: Options for America” at Pomona College on Thursday, November 6 at 11 a.m. In 2004, Klare published Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum, which proved to be a prescient warning about the current economic and energy crises.

Klare has written widely on U.S. defense policy, the arms trade and world security affairs. Leading international economist Jeffrey Sachs praised Blood and Oil as “timely” and a “mastery of the interplay of natural resources and conflict.” Publisher’s Weekly called it “powerful and brilliant.”

From 1977 to 1984, Klare was director of the Program on Militarism and Disarmament at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. He is a professor at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and teaches in rotation at Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

This lecture will be held in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont), and is part of Pomona College’s Hart Institute Lecture Series, “The Environment and American Society.”

Pomona College is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions, offering a comprehensive program in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.