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© 2004-2005 CEMTPP

Events Sponsored by CEMTPP


Spring 2006 Return to top of page
Date audio
Title video
Speaker(s) slides
Saudi Aramco's Downstream Interests  
Abdulaziz Al-Khayyal, Senior Vice President, Refining, Marketing and International, Saudi Arabian Oil Company  

Can Anyone Save This Marriage?  Russia and China as Energy Partners  
Stephen J. Blank, Research Professor of National Security Affairs, Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College  

Second Annual China Symposium:
Feeding the Giant: The Domestic and Global Impact of China's Energy Needs
Sponsored by The Columbia Center for Chinese Economy and Society, the Harriman Institute and The Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy  

Exxon Mobil Corporation: The Outlook for Energy - A View to 2030  
Robert W. Haines, Manager, International Relations, Exxon Mobil Corporation  

Energy Leadership Forum: A Conversation with Lee R. Raymond  
Lee R. Raymond, Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation, 1993-2005
Interviewer: Maria Bartiromo, Host & Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal Report; Host, CNBC's Closing Bell

Creating Multinational Organizations to Handle Energy Exchanges — Case Study: Central America  
Fiona Woolf  

Clean Technology Venture Financing  
Mark F. Huang, Senior Vice President, GE Commercial Finance Technology Lending  

The Russian-Ukranian Gas Crisis of January/February 2006  
Jonathan Stern, Director of Gas Research, Oxford Institute of Energy Studies  

Evolution of the Electricity Sector in Ontario: Encouraging Investment and Price Stability  
Paul J. Bradley, Vice President for Generation Development, Ontario Power Authority  

Meeting the Energy Security Challenge: The Kuwait Case
Nawaf Al-Sabah, Deputy Managing Director and General Counsel, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation  

China Motorization Trends: Policy Options in a World of Transport Challenges
Related reading:
Lee Schipper, Chief of Research, EMBARQ  
Fall 2005 Return to top of page
Date audio
Title video
Speaker(s) slides
China Energy Forum  
Michael Yahuda, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, London School of Economics
Huaibin Lu, President and Founder, 3-E Information Development and Consultants (Beijing, China)
Discussant: Adam L. Shrier, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs bio

Energy Policy Roundtable: Market Opportunities for New Vehicle Technologies  
Charles Ing, Toyota Motor North America
Genevieve Cullen, Vice President, Electric Drive Transportation Association
Discussant: Robin Segal, PhD, Transportation Economist and Consultant
Moderator: Shirley Neff, Associate Research Scholar, CEMTPP

GAZPROM: What's Ahead For Russia's Largest State-Owned Natural Gas Company (and its Biggest Investor)?
Jonathan Stern, Director of Gas Research
Oxford Institute of Energy Studies
Click here for the paper by Professor Stern

Energy and Security (book signing and discussion)  
David Goldwyn  

The Saudi Strategy for Dominace of the Petrochemical Markets  
Jean-Francois Seznec bio  

Energy in Brazil  
Antonio Carlos Pereira Maia, Cogeneration and Distributed Generation Manager, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras)  

Recycling Energy: Growing Income While Mitigating Climate Change  
Thomas R. Casten, Chairman and CEO, Primary Energy Ventures LLC  

Petroleum and Alternative Energy  
Bruce M. Everett, PhD  

Energy Policy Roundtable: Refining and Fuels, including the Renewable Fuels Standard: Implications for the Northeast and Fuel Imports  
Thomas O’Connor, Jay Saunders and Shirley Neff (moderator) bio  

Economics of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
Michael Grubb, Chief Economist, UK Carbon Trust   

The Energy Impacts of the Recent Hurricanes
Shirley Neff, Adjunct Lecturer and Associate Research Scholar, CEMTPP  

Colombia 2019: A Vision for Colombia's Second Century  
Santiago Montenegro, Director, Department of National Planning, Republic of Colombia  

Energy Policy Roundtable: Initial Implementation Changes: Timetables and Implications for the Utility Sector, the Nuclear Power Industry, LNG Terminal Siting and Climate Change  
Nora Brownell, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Peter Lyons, Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Shirley Neff (Moderator)
Spring 2005

Date Title Speaker(s) audio
February 22, 2005 Venezuela, China and the Rebirth of Resource Nationalism: A Roundtable Discussion Ed Morse, Roy Nersesian, Thomas Trebat and Fadi Kabboul 
Moderator: Hurst K. Groves
March 31, 2005 Saudi-China Relations Jean-Francois Seznec
April 1, 2005 Energy Prospects for China and India:
Huaibin Lu, President, 3-E Consultants, Beijing, China
April 6, 2005

"The End of Oil and Geopolitics"


Fareed Mohamedi
April 13, 2005

"The Iraqi Elections: Insignificant?"

A discussion of the role of Islamic fundamentalism in Iraqi political discourse, the U.S. occupation, and the potential for civil war in Iraq:


Nir Rosen
April 19, 2005

"Twilight in the Desert: The Fading of Saudi Arabia’s Oil"

Matthew R. Simmons -Chairman, Simmons and Company listen
April 21, 2005

"Sustainable Energy for New York City"
How do we define it? How do we achieve it?


Andy Darrell - Director NYC Office, Environmental Defense
Mike Gordon - President, Consumer Powerline Inc.
David Manning - Vice President for Government Affairs
David Hepinstahl - Executive Director, Alliance for Energy Affordability
Ariella Rosenberg - Senior Project Manager, Energy Division NYC Economic Development
Tom Thompson - Former Vice President for Sustainable Energy 1st Rochdale Cooperative
Stephen Hammer (Moderator) , Lecturer, School of International and public Affairs
April 26, 2005

Energy Career Symposium

April 27, 2005



Spring 2005 Energy Leadership Forum
"A Conversation With His Excellency CHAKIB KHELIL"

H.E. Chakib Khelil, Minister of Energy and Mining, Peopls's Democratic Republic of Algeria

Edward L. Morse (Interviewer)
Executive Advisor, Hess Energy Trading Co., LLC
Chair, Energy Forum Advisory Board
Member, Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy Advisory Council

Fall 2004
Date Title Speaker(s)
September 20, 2004 The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power 
The PBS Series based on the book by Daniel Yergin 
Program 1: "Our Plan"
September 21, 2004 Electricity and Natural Gas in Colombia: A Regulatory Success Story with Sandra Fonseca Arenas Sandra Fonseca Arenas, Executive Chief and Commissioner, CREG (Energy and Gas regulatory Commission of Colombia)
September 27, 2004 The Prize -Program 2: "Empires of Oil"
Monday October 4 The Prize -Program 3: "The Black Giant"
October 11, 2004 The Prize -Program 4: "War and Oil" 
6:15-7:30 pm, Room 1118 IAB
October 18, 2004 The Prize -Program 5: 
"Crude Diplomacy"
October 25, 2004 The Prize -Program 6: "Power to the Producers"
November 8, 2004 The Prize -Program 7: "The Tinderbox"
November 11, 2004 The Past, Present and Future of Oil: 
Some Brief Remarks
Francisco Parra
November 22, 2004 Film Screening and Discussion:
Power Trip
Paul Devlin and 
Dennis Bakke
(Guest Participant),
Co-founder and former president and CEO,
AES Corporation
December 8, 2004  The Three Giants of the World Energy Market
(The U.S., Saudi Arabia and China):
What do They Fear From One Another?
Edward L. Morse,
Executive Director, Hess Energy Trading Company
December 9, 2004 Energy Leadership Forum with Lord John Browne,
Chief Executive of BP plc
Spring 2004
Date Title Speaker(s)  
February 12, 2004 Kuwait, Petroleum and the International Oil Market Post-Saddam: A Conversation with Nader Sultan Nader Sultan, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive, Kuwait Petroleum Company (Moderator: Edward L. Morse, Executive Advisor, Hess Energy Trading Co., LLC)
March 2, 2004 Oil Trading Under the UN's Oil for Food Program Morten Buur-Jensen, consultant to Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) and the Coalition Provisional Authority
March 3, 2004 Resource Revenue Management Petter Nore, Vice President for Business Development, Hydro Oil
April 13, 2004 Recent Developments and Prospects for Change in Saudi Arabia Thuraya Al-Arrayed, Senior Advisor, Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Fall 2003

Date Title  Speaker(s)
September 23, 2003 Our Energy Challenge Richard E. Smalley, Nobel Laureate, Professor of Chemistry, Rice University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
October 8, 2003 Corporate Citizenship: Challenges and Opportunities William T. Flis, Senior Issues Advisor, Exxon Mobil Corporation SIPA's Human Rights Program
October 17, 2003 Chinese Oil Security and Chinese Competition for Global Resources Xiaojie Xu, Senior Research Fellow, Petroleum Economics & Technology Research Center, China National Petroleum Corporation The Weatherhead East Asia Institute
October 30, 2003 Power to the People Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, Energy and Environment Correspondent for The Economist The Earth Institute and the Graduate School of Journalism
October 30, 2003 Shocked by the Dark (The Great Blackout of August 14, 2003) Roger N. Anderson, Doherty Senior Scholar, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory