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Talk: “The Petro-Welfare State: Alaska’s Experiment in Fiscal and Ecological Sustainability ” with Philip Wight

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Philip Wight is an Assistant Professor of History and Arctic & Northern Studies at the University of Alaska. He is an energy and environmental historian, with a focus on infrastructure, mobility, and climate. He teaches classes in Alaska history, the contemporary history of the circumpolar north, as well as energy and climate history. Dr. Wight wrote his doctoral dissertation on the history of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. His research demonstrates how transportation infrastructures have enormous capacity to influence Alaska’s development, environment, and lifeways.


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April 12
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Yale Agrarian Studies
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