Book Launch ‘Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules That Run the World’


Book Launch with Professor Leif Wenar

‘Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules That Run the World’

The Centre for Kurdish Progress is pleased to invite you to a launch of Professor Leif Wenar’s book ‘Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules That Run the World’ on 24th July 2018.

This event will be kindly hosted and chaired by Chris Hazzard, Sinn Fein MP for South Down.

The event will take place between 7-9PM on 24th July in Grimond Room, Portcullis House. 

Portcullis House is opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and above Westminster tube station.

Please note that security checks are required to enter Portcullis House, we kindly ask you to arrive at 6.30PM, allowing the event to start and end on time.

How can Britain peacefully increase national security at home, and accelerate sustainable development abroad, by changing its own laws better to respect human rights, while also leading in the fight against climate change?

Professor Leif Wenar will discuss his “compelling” (Financial Times) book on why the money we spend for petrol and gas goes to fund foreign threats and crises, and analyse the importance of ‘the oil curse’ in the conflicts in Kurdistan and the wider region. He will discuss how Britain can take global leadership for stability and peace by legislating that every country belongs not to the powerful, but to the people.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this event.

Centre for Kurdish Progress


Speaker biography

Leif Wenar holds the Chair of Philosophy & Law at King’s College London. After earning his Bachelor’s degree from Stanford, he went to Harvard to study with John Rawls, and wrote his doctoral thesis on property rights with Robert Nozick. A British citizen, he has lived in the UK since 1997. He has been William H. Bonsall Visiting Professor in the Stanford Philosophy Department; a Visiting Professor at the Stanford University Center on Ethics in Society; a Visiting Professor at the Princeton Department of Politics and the Princeton University Center for Human Values; a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University School of Philosophy; a Fellow of the Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at The Murphy Institute of Political Economy, and a Fellow of the Program on Justice and the World Economy at The Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs. His cv can be found at

The views of our speakers do not necessarily represent the views of the Centre for Kurdish Progress.


July 24, 2018 at 7pm - 9pm


Grimond Room, Portcullis House
1 Parliament St Westminster
London SW1A 2JR
United Kingdom
Google map and directions

Will you come?


Showing 8 reactions

Sign in with

Facebook Twitter

David Pun Event RSVP | 2018-07-19 10:33:44 +0100 | Report


John Holland-McCowan Event RSVP | 2018-07-17 16:26:22 +0100 | Report


rizgar ali Event RSVP | 2018-07-11 01:48:03 +0100 | Report


Hemin Akram Event RSVP | 2018-07-10 12:38:43 +0100 | Report


Belinda Perriman Event RSVP | 2018-07-10 11:00:43 +0100 | Report


Buket Bora Buket Bora Facebook Post | 2018-06-29 14:06:48 +0100 | Report


Buket Bora Buket Bora Tweet | 2018-06-29 14:06:45 +0100 | Report


Buket Bora Event RSVP | 2018-06-29 14:06:23 +0100 | Report