Please join the Energy Forum for a discussion with Jan Stuart, global energy economist at Cornerstone Macro, and Amy Jaffe, leading expert on energy and geopolitical risk and David M. Rubensein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations. They will discuss the oil price outlook for 2018 as well as geopolitical factors that could impact the market. Jason Lemme, managing director at Hartree Partners, will moderate the discussion.

As part of the discussion we are conducting a survey on oil prices in 2018. Please submit your estimates on our website:


Amy Jaffe

Amy Myers Jaffe is a leading expert on global energy policy, energy and sustainability and geopolitical risk. She is the David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations. For the past several years, Amy has served as Executive Director for Energy and Sustainability at the University of California Davis, and senior advisor on energy and sustainability at the Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the University of California Regents. She was also formerly a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Prior to joining the University of California, Davis, Amy served as founding director of the Energy Forum at Rice University's James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and its Wallace S. Wilson fellow for energy studies.

Amy is widely published, including as coauthor of Oil, Dollars, Debt and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold with Mahmoud El-Gamal and coeditor of Natural Gas and Geopolitics From 1970 to 2040. She is a member of the U.S. National Petroleum Council and the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Future Council on International Security. Prior to serving on the International Security panel, Amy was chair of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Oil and Gas for the WEF.  Amy was awarded the Senior Fellow award from the United States Association for Energy Economics in 2015 for her career contributions to the organization and to the field of energy economics.

Jan Stuart

Johannes (Jan) Stuart leads the new energy-macro team at Cornerstone Macro. A self-described oil-geek, Jan and his team take a micro-fundamentals approach to energy analysis and forecasting – which frequently lands them away from consensus. Before joining Cornerstone, Jan spent 11 years in sell-side research, building leading energy-macro franchises at Credit Suisse, Macquarie and UBS. He was a journalist for much of the nineties and started his career at the International Energy Agency in Paris.

Jan earned a BA in International Affairs from the American University in Paris; an MA in the same field from Boston University; and an MSc in Journalism from Columbia University in New York.


Jason Lemme

Jason Lemme is currently a Managing Director at Hartree and sits on the company’s Operating Committee.  Hartree is a proprietary commodity trading firm owned by management and funds controlled by Oaktree Capital. Jason has served in various roles in trading, origination and investment since joining the company in 2002.  He graduated with a B.A. Economics (summa cum laude) from Rutgers University and earned a M.Sc. Global Market Economics from the London School of Economics.


5:30 - 6:00 PM: Registration
6:00 - 7:30 PM: Presentation and Discussion
7:30 - 8:00 PM: Reception


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$10.00 for Academic/Military
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