Energy Issues and Strategies in the Western Hemisphere (Energy2007)

Venue: The Graduate Center

Location: New York City, New York, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 12, 2007 End Date/Time: Jan 12, 2007
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Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Mauricio Font, Director, Bildner Center

Opening Remarks: Dr. Sidney Weintraub, CSIS

Panel I: Energy Policy and Strategies in North America (Canada, Mexico, and the United States)
• Energy in the United States: Needs, Vulnerabilities and the Battle for Market Shares: Alberto Cisneros-Lavaller, Global Business Consultants
• Robert Ebel, Chairman, Energy Program, CSIS
• Canada: Annette Hester, CSIS
• Kathy Sendall, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
• Moderator: Dr. Sidney Weintraub, CSIS

Panel II: Hemispheric Energy Policy and Investment Strategies
• Minister Antonio Simões – Director, Department of Energy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Brazil)
• Albert Bressand, Center on Energy, Marine Transportation, and Public Policy, Columbia University
• John Kingston, Global Director of Oil, Platts
• Edward L. Morse, Managing Director and Chief Energy Economist at Lehman Brothers.
• Moderator: Dr. Mauricio Font, Director, Bildner Center

Lunch Keynote Speakers: Luis Giusti, CSIS

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This seminar will explore the energy sector in the Western Hemisphere, with a focus on new policy dynamics, strategies and investment opportunities. The United States and most countries in the hemisphere depend on regional sources of energy. While some countries rely on energy production and revenues to drive investments and economic growth, most find themselves pressed by volatile conditions in the world market and supply sources. How to address imbalances and tap opportunities is a top priority for countries and businesses. Increasingly, they are designing fresh strategies. This seminar identifies these new approaches, paying attention to opportunities for collaboration. In this conference, Sidney Weintraub and his team will present their findings and offer predictions to the future in hopes of creating a more stable, energy cooperative Western Hemisphere.

Registration is required. To register or request further information, please contact Brian Freeman or Diana Narvaez at 212 817-2096 or e-mail


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