Nawaf Obaid, Managing Director, Saudi National Security Assessment Project



Edward L. Morse, Managing Director and Chief Energy Economist, Lehman Brothers



5:15-5:30 p.m. registration and refreshments

5:30-7:00 p.m. presentations and discussion

7:00-8:00 p.m. networking reception

Nawaf Obaid is currently the Managing Director of the Saudi National Security Assessment Project, a government consultancy based in Riyadh. He is also the private Security & Energy Advisor to HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal, the Saudi Ambassador to the US.

He is the author of The Oil Kingdom at 100: Petroleum Policymaking in Saudi Arabia (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2000). He is also an Adjunct Fellow in the Office of the Arleigh Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC where he co-authored with Anthony Cordesman, National Security in Saudi Arabia: Threats, Responses, and Challenges (Praeger & CSIS Publications, September 30, 2005).

He has a BSFS from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, an MA in Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and completed doctoral courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Security Studies Program.


Edward L. Morse is Managing Director and Chief Energy Economist, Lehman Brothers. His career in the energy sector spans more than two decades and includes senior positions in business, government, academia and publishing. Dr. Morse earned his doctorate in politics at Princeton University and his masters degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is also the Chair of the Energy Forum.