Structured over two days, the 2017 Columbia Global Energy Summit included keynote remarks, interviews and plenary conversations with senior energy sector leaders focused on key issues and questions at the intersection of energy policy, financial markets, the environment and geopolitics. 

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Thursday, April 13, 2017
1:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Low Library Rotunda
Columbia University Morningside Campus

 

1:00pm – Opening remarks
Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy
 
1:10pm – Keynote Conversation: Energy, Economics and Trade
Jack Lew, Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs, SIPA; 76th Secretary of the Treasury
Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy [Moderator]

 

1:45pm - Keynote Conversation: Technology’s Role in the Clean Energy Transition
Lisa Jackson, VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Apple; former U.S. EPA Administrator
David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy [Moderator]

2:20pm – The Outlook for Environmental Policy
Diane Regas, Executive Director, Environmental Defense Fund
Bob Perciasepe, President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and former Deputy Administrator of the U.S. EPA
Jim Connaughton, former Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality for President George W. Bush
Karen Harbert, President and CEO, Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Phil Sharp, Center on Global Energy Policy, former President of Resources For the Future [Moderator]
 

3:00pm – Break 

3:15pm – Celebrating SIPA at 70
Merit E. Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs

3:20pm – Oil Markets in Transition
Scott Sheffield - Executive Chairman of the Board, Pioneer Natural Resources
Adam Sieminski, James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy & Geopolitics, CSIS; former U.S. Energy Information Administration Administrator
Dr. Dan Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit

Antoine Halff, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy
Amb. Carlos Pascual, former Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy [Moderator]
 

4:00pm – Changing Global Natural Gas Markets
Charif Souki, Chairman, Tellurian Inc.
Jeroen van der Veer, former CEO, Shell
Fu Chengyu, former Chair, Sinopec; former Chair, CNOOC
Dr. Tatiana Mitrova, Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy
Dr. Tim Boersma, Sr. Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy [Moderator]
 

4:40pm – Research Spotlight: Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage
Dr. Alissa Park, Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, Columbia University
Dr. Peter Kelemen, Chair, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University
Julio Friedmann, Senior Advisor for Energy Innovation, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Ahmad O. Al Khowaiter – Chief Technology Officer, Saudi Aramco

David Sandalow, Center on Global Energy Policy [Moderator]

 

 
5:15pm – Keynote Conversation: The Future of Transportation
Jeff Holden - Chief Product Officer, Uber Technologies
Dr. Dan Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit [Moderator]
 

5:45pm – Concluding Remarks
Jason Bordoff, Center on Global Energy Policy

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Friday, April 14, 2017
9:45 am to 10:30 am
School of International and Public Affairs - Room 1501

 
Keynote Conversation
Amin Nasser, President and CEO, Saudi Aramco
Dr. Dan Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit [Moderator]