UCLA political scientist explores downside of oil wealth

Discovering reserves of oil may seem like winning the lottery, but petroleum riches tend to make nations more prone to dictatorships, insurgencies, and economic and gender disparities, UCLA historian Michael Ross argues in a new book.

Ross will be discussing his new book and how oil wealth shapes — and warps — the politics of countries in the Middle East and Africa at a Zócalo Public Square event on Wednesday, March 14, at the Goethe-Institute Los Angeles. For reservations, visit http://bit.ly/xBoghy.

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