By Melody Enguix
When scientists from McGill University learned that some fish were proliferating in rivers and ponds polluted by oil extraction in Southern Trinidad, it caught their attention. They thought they had found a rare example of a species able to adapt to crude oil pollution.
For the umpteenth year in a row, the Interuniversity Consortium for Arab and Middle East Studies is pleased to present a lecture by Prof. F. Gregory Gause III (University of Vermont) on contemporary Middle East politics. This free-ranging annual discussion is likely to touch upon the "Arab Spring" (and why political scientists failed to predict it), ongoing political transitions, persistent authoritarianisms, petropolitics, monarchies, and various related topics.