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The Geopolitical Implications of the North American Energy Revolution

April 15, 2013, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
McGraw-Hill Building
1221 Avenue of the Americas (btw. 48/49th Streets), Room 209
New York, NY 10036

Ed Morse
Managing Director and Global Head of Commodities Citi Research

Jason Bordoff
Director, Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy

Sharon E. Burke
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs

5:30 - 6:00 PM: Registration and Refreshments
6:00 - 6:45 PM: Presentation
6:45 - 7:30 PM: Audience Participation
7:30 - 8:00 PM: Refreshments and Networking

This session will focus on the geopolitical implications of North America's pursuit of shale and unconventional hydrocarbon sources at home, paving the path towards regional energy self-sufficiency in the decade ahead. Topics covered will include the resulting displacement of world crude streams, potential pressures on what have been elevated energy commodity prices since the late aughts and insights into the subsequent dynamics of global supply and demand.

$40.00 for General Admission
$10.00 for Academic/Military
$0.00 for Subscribers
$0.00 for Sponsors

Note: the security desk at the McGraw Hill Building insists on a list of attendees. If you do not register in advance through the website you may be significantly delayed getting into the event.


Ed Morse
Managing Director and Global Head of Commodities Citi Research

Ed Morse is Managing Director and Global Head-Commodities, Citi Research in New York. He previously held similar positions at Lehman Brothers, Louis Capital Markets and Credit Suisse. Widely cited in the media, he is a contributor to journals such as Foreign Affairs, the Financial Times, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. He was most recently ranked one of “The 36 Best Analysts On Wall Street by Business Insider (one of two commodity analysts) and #23 among the “Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2012” by Foreign Policy. He worked in the US government at the State Department, and later was an advisor to the United Nations Compensation Commission on Iraq as well as to the US Departments of State, Energy and Defense and to the International Energy Agency on issues related to oil, natural gas and the impact of financial flows on energy prices. A former Princeton professor and author of numerous books and articles on energy, economics and international affairs, Ed was the publisher of Petroleum Intelligence Weekly and other trade periodicals and also worked at Hess Energy Trading Co. (HETCO).

Jason Bordoff
Director, Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy

Jason Bordoff joined the Columbia faculty after serving until January 2013 as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change on the Staff of the National Security Council, and, prior to that, holding senior policy positions on the White House's National Economic Council and Council on Environmental Quality. One of the nation's top energy policy experts, he joined the Administration in April 2009. At Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, Bordoff is a professor of professional practice and serves as Director of SIPA’s Center on Global Energy Policy. Bordoff's research and policy interests lie at the intersection of economics, energy, environment, and national security. Prior to joining the White House, Bordoff was the Policy Director of the Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative housed at the Brookings Institution. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of the Association of Marshall Scholars. During the Clinton Administration, Bordoff served as an advisor to the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department. He was also a consultant with McKinsey & Company, one of the leading global strategy consultancies. Bordoff graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, where he was treasurer and an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He also holds an MLitt degree from Oxford University, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar, and a BA magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University.

Sharon E. Burke
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs

As the Assistant Secretary, Ms. Burke is the principal advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense on operational energy security and reports to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. She is the inaugural Assistant Secretary for the office, which was created to strengthen the energy security of U.S. military operations. Operational energy, or the energy required to train, move, and sustain forces, weapons, and equipment for military operations, accounted for 75 percent of all energy used by the Department of Defense in 2012.Prior to her appointment at the Department of Defense, Ms. Burke was a Vice President and Senior Fellow at the non-partisan and independent Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a defense policy think tank. At CNAS, Ms. Burke directed research on energy security and initiated the Natural Security Program, which looked at the national security implications of global natural resources challenges. First joining the Department of Defense as a Presidential Management Fellow, Ms. Burke has received medals for Exceptional Public Service from the Department of Defense and the Superior Honor Award from the Department of State. She has served on the Leadership Team of the American Assembly's Next Generation Project, as the Director of the National Security Project at Third Way, as the Middle East Advocacy Director at Amnesty International USA, and is the author of numerous reports, including A Strategy for American Power: Energy, Climate, and National Security. Ms. Burke graduated from Williams College and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, where she focused on international energy policy and earned a Certificate of Middle Eastern Studies. At Columbia, she also was a Zuckerman Fellow, an International Fellow, and a recipient of a Foreign Language and Areas Studies grant for Arabic.


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