'Pipe Dreams' Book Launch at WORD Brooklyn

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
7:00pm — 8:00pm
WORD
126 Franklin St, Brooklyn
New York 11222
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When the Bush Administration invaded Iraq in 2003, it was promised that Iraqi Kurdistan would be developed into one of the most productive oil and natural gas regions in the world, and the profits would be used to win the war and rebuild the country. Fourteen years later, those dreams lie in tatters. What happened to the oil wealth?

In the book Pipe Dreams: The Plundering of Iraq’s Oil Wealth, investigative reporter Erin Banco tells the story of how rampant corruption and gross mismanagement have sucked billions upon billions of dollars from Kurdistan’s and Iraq’s oil coffers—and how local people are suffering as a result.

Join us at the WORD bookstore in Brooklyn for a discussion and book signing.

This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

 

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When the Bush Administration invaded Iraq in 2003, it was promised that Iraqi Kurdistan would be developed into one of the most productive oil and natural gas regions in the world, and the profits would be used to win the war and rebuild the country. Fourteen years later, those dreams lie in tatters. What happened to… more

WORD
126 Franklin St, Brooklyn
New York 11222

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