Friday, 16 March 2018
In this Oxford Energy Insight, on the big arbitration case between Russian and Ukrainian gas companies, I argue that "Commerce has been unable to disentangle itself from politics".
Thursday, 15 March 2018
Russia with its oligarchs, precarious workers, FSB officers and anti-fascists. An interview (9 March 2018) with Tom Rowley and me by James Butler on Novara FM, the Novara Media/Resonance FM show.
Sunday, 4 March 2018
A video of a talk I gave, on "How Fossil Fuel Use Became Unsustainable", at the Radical Anthropology Group in London on 20 February 2018, is now available on line.
Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Here's a video of a talk I gave, on 23 November, about "the social history of the Russian revolution, a century on", in the Social Histories 1917 series at Birkbeck University London.
Here's a video of a talk I gave on 3 November, on "Workers and the Soviet state: lessons from the 1920s", at the international conference on "1917-2017: hopes, utopias and legacies of the Russian revolution" at the Institut Marcel Liebman in Brussels.
Sunday, 24 September 2017
On 19 September I presented at the LSE Grantham Centre on "how global fossil fuel use became unsustainable, 1950-2017". The slides and notes from my presentation are here. And my guest post for the LSE Grantham Centre is here. "The shocking thing about the rate of fossil fuel consumption since 1991 – by which time the scientific evidence for climate change was clear – is how inexorably it has risen."