The Oil Road CoverWednesday October 9th, 6.30pm
With Timothy Mitchell, Anna Galkina, James Marriott and May Boeve
Hosted by The Committee on Globalization and Social Change
CUNY Graduate Center | Skylight Room, 9th Floor
365 Fifth Avenue, New York NY

It’s no coincidence that the globe is experiencing a dual political-ecological crisis.  Oil and gas have shaped our political and economic infrastructures, which in turn have ensured a continued dependence on oil and gas industries.

How does this carbon/politics/money historical nexus inform current struggle for climate and social justice?
How do we fight individual infrastructure projects or particular government policies – and at the same time dismantle the structures that support them?
How do contemporary movements challenge the theory?


carbondemocracyTimothy Mitchell is a political theorist, historian, professor, and chair of Columbia University’s Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS).  He is the author of Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil.

Anna Galkina and James Marriott are members of the London-based arts, human rights and environmental justice organization Platform. James is co-author of The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London. Follow: @PlatformLondon

Moderator: May Boeve is the executive director and co-founder of, an organization that uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to solve the global climate crisis. Follow: @mayboeve