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Remarks by Thomas E. Donilon, former National Security Advisor, on Energy and Geopolitics

January 21, 2015, 2:00 - 4:15 PM
Columbia University
Italian Academy, Teatro Room
1161 Amsterdam Avenue (between 117th and 118th Streets)
New York City, NY 10027

On January 21, Thomas E. Donilon, former National Security Advisor and a member of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy's Advisory Board, will deliver remarks about recent issues in energy geopolitics and national security, including the recent collapse in oil prices. His speech will keynote an event presenting the findings of a new report, Navigating the U.S. Oil Export Debate, a collaboration between the Center on Global Energy Policy and the Rhodium Group. After his remarks, Mr. Donilon will engage in a moderated discussion with Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of Center on Global Energy Policy and member of the New York Energy Forum Advisory Board, about current issues in energy geopolitics, including the US oil export debate.

The event will also include a presentation of the new report, coauthored by Mr. Bordoff and Rhodium Group Partner Trevor Houser. The report reviews the origin and current form of US crude export restrictions and analyzes the energy market, economic, security, geopolitical, trade and environmental implications of modifying or lifting those restrictions.

Following the report presentation and Mr. Donilon's remarks, Jonathan Leff, Global Commodities Editor at Reuters, will moderate a discussion about US oil exports with:

Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy;
Colin Fenton, Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy and former Global Head of Commodities Research at J.P. Morgan;
Trevor Houser, Partner, Rhodium Group;
Ken Medlock, Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics and senior director of the Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University;
Adrian Lajous, Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy and former CEO of Pemex; and
Amb. Carlos Pascual, Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy and former Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy affairs, US Department of State.                                                                         


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