Tuesday, February 17, 2009
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
President, The Jamestown Foundation
Russian Energy Policy and its Impact on Western Energy Security
9:10 – 10:30 a.m.
“Oil & Gas, The Key to Russia’s Economy & Politics: The Prospects Have Been Better”
Professor of Economics at Wellesley College
“Gazprom: Enterprise, State Agency, or What?”
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute
“The Hidden Factors of the Russia-Ukraine Gas War”
Analyst, The Jamestown Foundation
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Europe’s Southern Corridor for Caspian Energy
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
“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
“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.
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
Turkmen & Kazakh Gas and Oil Exports: Key Factor in Western Energy Security*
*Sponsored by Chevron
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
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
Kazakhstan’s Multi-Vector Energy Strategy
“Oil and Gas Expert
Kazakhstan’s Embassy to the United States”
“Kazakhstan and U.S. Energy Policy in Central Asia”
U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan (2004-2008)
3:00 – 3:15 p.m.
The Russia-Georgia War and its Impact on Energy Security
3:15 – 5:00 p.m.
“The Impact of the War on Regional Energy Transportation”
Assistant Professor, School of International Service, AU / AGBC
“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
“The PKK & BTC Pipeline Security”
Visiting Fellow, The Jamestown Foundation