Alan Richards to speak on petrol politics and the Arab spring Nov. 13

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Alan Richards

Alan Richards, UC Santa Cruz professor emeritus of environmental studies, will speak on “Petrol Politics in the Wake of Arab Spring” at the next "pub science talk" Tuesday, November 13 at the Red Restaurant and Bar, in downtown Santa Cruz.

The talk will begin at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a question-and-answer session. The Red is located upstairs in the historic Santa Cruz Hotel at the corner of Cedar and Locust streets.

Richards, who retired 2009 after 33 years at UCSC, is an economist and expert on energy politics. He is the author of The Political Economy of the Middle East. He won the UCSC Alumni Association's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2009.

Pub science talks are sponsored by the UC Santa Cruz Environmental Studies Department.