Klinger on Generation Anthropocene: Rare Earth Elements


Julie Klinger, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was recently interviewed on a podcast on the geo-politics of rare earth elements, why they are considered rare and the extreme lengths to which some people are planning to go in search of them.

Klinger was interviewed on May 19, 2016 on Generation Anthropocene, a podcast run by Stanford University and the Smithsonian Institution. The segment was entitled All About Rare Earth Elements, the ‘Vitamins’ Of Modern Society.

You can listen to the full interview below:

Julie Klinger specializes in development, environment, and security politics in Latin America and China in comparative and global perspective. She is currently completing a book project on the global geography of rare earth prospecting and mining, with a special emphasis on the development and geopolitics of resource frontiers in Brazil, China, and Outer Space. Learn more about her here.