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November 14, 2022

What happens when a huge player strikes (black) gold? A conversation with oil historian Gregory Brew.


November 1, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with oil historian Gregory Brew about the record profits being reported by oil companies.


August 16, 2022

In the lead-up to the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)—a law securing the biggest climate investment in U.S. history—one particular comparison point loomed large over Biden’s economic agenda: President Jimmy Carter.


August 9, 2022

The bigger question about Joe Manchin’s fossil fuel provisions is if they’ll succeed on the senator’s own terms.


August 13, 2022

Some say benefits for fossil fuel companies in Congress's climate change legislation weaken its impact. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with energy historian Gregory Brew about the bill.


June 17, 2022

A National Refining Company could lower gas prices without giving up on climate targets, according to oil historian Gregory Brew.


May 3, 2022

Gregory Brew, postdoctoral fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University, joins BNN Bloomberg to lend a historical perspective to disruptions in the oil market as the European Union considers proposing a ban on Russian oil imports by the end of the year.


April 26, 2022

BBC talks to Dr. Gregory Brew regarding Russia's decision to cut off the flow of natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria.


March 24, 2022

On this special episode of the Energy Security Cubed Podcast, Kelly Ogle moderates a webinar panel on the causes and impacts of the current severe undersupply of oil globally, and the implications for Canadian energy security.


June 10, 2028

Gregory Brew, oil historian at Yale University, says a complete shutdown of Russian oil exports is unlikely.


March 13, 2022

The United States, United Kingdom and Canada have all imposed some form of sanctions on oil exports from Russia. But those exports are still Russia's biggest cash cow, and overall they remain relatively untouched. What is the difficulty in sanctioning those exports even more? Paul Haavardsrud speaks to historian Gregory Brew why doing the right thing for Ukraine is so difficult for the global economy and consumers.


February 28, 2022

Russia is an energy powerhouse in Europe and supplies 1 out of 10 of the world's barrels of oil. Conflict and sanctions have destabilized energy markets in the region and around the world. The World's Marco Werman speaks to Gregory Brew, an expert of energy politics at Yale University.


February 25, 2022

No, more fracking is not what we need. Interview with Dr. Gregory Brew of Yale University.


February 25, 2022

On this episode of the Energy Security Cubed Podcast, Kelly Ogle speaks with Gregory Brew about possible sanctions and other economic punishments for Russia's energy industry following the invasion of Ukraine.


March 13, 2020

On Monday, oil prices dropped over 20% in the international market, the result of a disagreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia over production limits.  Dr. Gregory Brew joins us to explain the politics, production calculations, and potential pitfalls of the current oil market.


March 11, 2020

This weekend I discovered the scholarly work of Greg Brew. Greg is historian of oil, U.S. foreign relations, and the modern Middle East and Iran. His work explores the connections between the formation of a global oil economy and much more and he had an amazing twitter thread that went viral which started "A few days ago, the big OPEC/Russia meeting ended without a deal to cut production. Now Russia and Saudi, the two biggest exporters, are saying they’re going to maximize production and flood the market. So why does this matter?"


New York Times
March 9, 2020

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman seemed to be keeping a low profile. Then he detained senior members of the royal family and started an oil price war. With comments from Dr. Greg Brew.


February 25, 2020

Two States 101: Examining the Past, Present and Future of a Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict aims to help the audience better understand the complexities around a viable two-state outcome, the impact of potential annexation of all or parts of the West Bank, the current situation in Gaza, and what will happen to Israel’s future as a Jewish, secure, democratic if the two-state solution collapses.

The CPH is a co-sponsor of this event, organized by the Israel Policy Forum.


November 6, 2019

Oil tanker attacks. Invasions and civil wars. Daily headlines from the Middle East paint a picture of instability, while Middle East oil is being quickly replaced by American shale. The President has made it clear he wants out…but is it that simple? Join the Center for Presidential History for a special paneled discussion in the Third Rail Series, as we explore the current state of the region, and address the key question: is the Middle East still a vital area for the United States?

Join SMU scholars Ambassador Robert JordanBruce Bullock and Gregory Brew for an open public discussion on a sensitive topic that we are facing today.


January 9, 2020

Dr. Gregory Brew from SMU's Center for Presidential History talks to Good Day about the tensions in the Middle East.

Interested in interviewing Gregory Brew, PhD? Get in touch.

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