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NCAC annual spring conference: The Global Quest for Energy Security

  • 24 Apr 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • George Washington University Marvin Center Continental Ballroom, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052
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The Global Quest for Energy Security

Annual Conference of the National Capital Area Chapter, U.S. Association for Energy Economics

The George Washington University

Marvin Center Continental Ballroom

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Registration 8:00-8:30

Introduction, Michael Ratner, President, NCAC, 8:30-8:35

Panel 1: The International Role of the United States, 8:35-9:40

Moderator: Lisa Viscidi, director, Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program, Inter-American Dialogue

Confirmed speakers:

  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, director, Energy, Economics and Security Program, Center for New American Security
  • Christopher Smith, Senior Vice President, Cheniere Energy
  • Barry Worthington, executive director, United States Energy Association

Panel 2: Perspective of the U.S. Military, 9:50-11:00

Moderator: Capt. Steve Brock, USN (ret), Senior Advisor, Council on Strategic Risks

Confirmed speakers: 

  • Sharon Burke, Senior Adviser, International Security and Resource Security programs, New America Foundation
  • John Kliem, Executive Director, Resilient Energy Program Office, U.S. Navy
  • Michael Wu, Principal, Converge Strategies

Break, 11:00-11:15

Panel 3: Shipping and Refining Industries Adapt to IMO 2020, 11:15-12:00

Moderator: Susan Grissom, Chief Industry Analyst, American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers

Confirmed speakers:

  • Chris Cote, Analyst, ESAI Energy Inc. 
  • Ben Hawkins, Deputy for Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Charlie Riedl, Executive Director, Center for Liquefied Natural Gas

Lunch, 12:00-1:15

Confirmed speaker: David Petraeus, Chairman of KKR Global Institute. General Petraeus is former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and was commanding general of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, and Commander of United States Central Command. 

Panel 4: Protecting the Power Grid, 1:35-3:05

Moderator: Barney Rush, Member of the Board, ISO New England

Confirmed speakers:

  • Peter Brandien, Vice President, System Operations, ISO New England
  • W. Scott Hoppe, Founder and CEO, Sabreez, Inc.
  • Emma Nicholson, Senior Project Manager, Concentric Energy Advisors
  • Mark Stultz, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, The Faraday Grid

Panel 5: Fossil Fuel Security Focus, 3:10-4:30

Moderator: Aaron Annable, Energy Counsellor, Embassy of Canada

Confirmed speakers:

  • Sami Alnuaim, President, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Kathryn Clay, President, International Liquid Terminals Association
  • Jeff Gunnulfsen, Senior Director, Security and Risk Management, American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers
  • Matthew Hite, Vice President, GPA Midstream

Closing Remarks, 4:30-4:45

Cocktail Reception: 4:45-6:00

For a complete agenda, click here

Transportation is available by Metro                              Nearby GWU Parking

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