VIDEO: Energy Security Challenges to Europe and America in Eurasia

Keynote Speaker Vaclav Bartuska, Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security, Czech Republic

The Jamestown Foundation extends its deepest thanks to Chevron, who generously sponsored Panel Three, "Turkmen & Kazakh Gas and Oil Exports: Key Factor in Western Energy Security."

 Tuesday, February 17, 2009

9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
13th Floor
Washington, DC

8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

Glen Howard
President, The Jamestown Foundation

Panel One:
Russian Energy Policy and its Impact on Western Energy Security
9:10 – 10:30 a.m.

Marshall Goldman
“Oil & Gas, The Key to Russia’s Economy & Politics: The Prospects Have Been Better”
Professor of Economics at Wellesley College

Anders Aslund
“Gazprom: Enterprise, State Agency, or What?”
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute

Roman Kupchinsky
“The Hidden Factors of the Russia-Ukraine Gas War”
Analyst, The Jamestown Foundation

Coffee Break
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Panel Two:
Europe’s Southern Corridor for Caspian Energy
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Vladimir Socor
“Nabucco, the Southern Corridor, and the Future of European Energy Security”
Senior Fellow, The Jamestown Foundation

Shamil A. Aleskerov
“Azerbaijan: Linchpin to European Energy Security”
Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Issues,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Azerbaijan

Georgi Vashakmadze
“The Future of the West’s Caspian Strategy—The Role of the White Stream Project”
Director, Corporate Development, White Stream Consortium

*Keynote Luncheon Speaker*
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Vaclav Bartuska
Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security,
Czech Republic, Presidency of the European Union

With introduction by Ambassador Steven Mann, Coordinator for Eurasian Energy Diplomacy, US Department of State

Panel Three:
Turkmen & Kazakh Gas and Oil Exports: Key Factor in Western Energy Security*

*Sponsored by Chevron

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Zeyno Baran
Director, Center for Eurasian Policy, Hudson Institute

Dr. Jennifer Coolidge
“Turkmenistan’s Prospects as a Major Gas Exporter”
Founder and Director, CMX Caspian and Gulf Consultants Limited

Olzhas Issabekov
Kazakhstan’s Multi-Vector Energy Strategy
“Oil and Gas Expert
Kazakhstan’s Embassy to the United States”

John Ordway
“Kazakhstan and U.S. Energy Policy in Central Asia”
U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan (2004-2008)

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Panel Four:
The Russia-Georgia War and its Impact on Energy Security
3:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Mamuka Tsereteli
“The Impact of the War on Regional Energy Transportation”
Assistant Professor, School of International Service, AU / AGBC

Pavel Baev
“Can Russia Dominate the Caspian Basin?”
Senior Researcher, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO)

Col. Jon E. Chicky
“The August War: Security Implications for the Southern Energy Corridor”
Military Faculty, National Defense University

Emrullah Uslu
“The PKK & BTC Pipeline Security”
Visiting Fellow, The Jamestown Foundation

Closing Remarks
5:30 p.m.