Journalist Dimiter Kenarov will discuss his writing on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to extract oil in Poland and Pennsylvania at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St., on the University of Chicago campus.

Poland is considered Europe's center for fracking, a controversial method of extracting oil that has unique enviromental ramifications.

Dimiter Kenarov is a freelance journalist based in Istanbul, Turkey, and a contributing editor at the Virginia Quarterly Review. His work has also appeared in Esquire, Outside, The Nation, the International Herald Tribune, and others

The program will be moderated by Stanley M. Ellis, vice president of Calkins Media.