Asia’s Platform Archipelago: Offshore Oil and Gas Rigs and the Invasive Threat of Slowly Travelling Ecosystems

Research Talk Series, Fall 2020

Speaker: Stefan Huebner, Senior Research Fellow,  ARI, National University of Singapore; Associate, Harvard University Asia Center

Bio: Stefan Huebner (Hübner) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also an Associate of the Harvard University Asia Center, where he previously was Fulbright and SSRC Transregional Research Fellow. As a historian, his current interest is the colonization and industrialization of the ocean since the early 20th century. His most recent article was published in Environmental History. In this talk, he focuses on offshore oil drilling platforms and the habitat expansion of invasive marine species. He received his PhD from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, in 2015.

He is working with Nadin Heé (FU Berlin), Ian J. Miller (Harvard University), and William (Bill) Tsutsui (Harvard University) on “Oceanic Japan”. Based on three conferences held in Singapore, Berlin, and at Harvard, the edited volume will be published by University of Hawai’i Press and brings together more than 20 leading scholars on Japan’s and Asia’s oceanic history.

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