Event Date/Time: May 18, 2007 End Date/Time: May 19, 2007
Registration Date: May 18, 2007
Early Registration Date: May 10, 2007
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Conference Proceedings
Petroleum: Prospects and Politics

FRIDAY / May 18, 2007

5:00 pm Introduction by Coordinating Committee

Faculty Remarks

Opening Keynote: U.S. Government Perspective on Global Energy Security
The Honorable ALAN S. HEGBURG, United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Energy Policy; former Director of Geopolitical Analysis for British Petroleum

6:15 pm Coffee and Networking Break (15 minutes)

6:30 pm Panel: Securing the International Energy Supply
DAVID GOLDWYN, President of Goldwyn International Strategies LLC; Senior Fellow in the Energy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; former Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs
SCOTT NAUMAN, Manager of Economics and Energy in Corporate Planning for ExxonMobil Corporation
MICHAEL KLARE, Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies; author of Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict and Blood and Oil: The Dangerous Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum
Moderator: ROGER MYERSON, William C. Norby Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago

8:00 pm Closing Remarks

SATURDAY / May 19, 2007

9:00 am Registration and Breakfast (45 minutes)

9:45 am Panel: Politics and Economics of Oil in America
DAVID ARCHER, Professor of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago; author of the textbook Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast
ROGER BEZDEK, President of Management Information Services, Inc.; former Special Advisor on Energy in the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury
JAMES BARTIS, Senior Policy Researcher at RAND Corporation; Vice President, Science Applications International Corporation; Vice President and Cofounder, Eos Technologies
VITO STAGLIANO, Director of Research at the National Commission on Energy Policy; former Special Assistant to the Secretary of Energy
Moderator: TBA

11:35 am Lunch (95 minutes)

1:10 pm Petroleum Technology Presentation
BRIAN GAHAN, Chair of the Chicago Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

2:10 pm Coffee and Networking Break (15 minutes)

2:25 pm Panel: Democracy, Governance, and War in Oil Exporting Nations
TERRY LYNN KARL, William and Gretchen Kimball University Fellow and Gildred Professor of Political Science at Stanford University
MICHAEL LEVITSKY, Senior Economist in the Policy Division of the Joint World Bank/International Finance Corporation Oil, Gas, Mining and Chemicals Department
MIRIAM LOWI, Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton’s Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia; Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science of The College of New Jersey
KEVIN TSUI, Assistant Professor of Economics at Clemson University

4:15 pm Coffee and Networking Break (15 minutes)

4:30 pm Closing Keynote


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