Global energy markets are experiencing a period of dramatic change. Markets have experienced several years of abrupt price drops and recoveries. New producers and new technologies are exerting price pressure in oil and gas markets. Some are even debating the future of demand for oil, the most ubiquitous fuel. Even in this time of change, however, no region remains more important for the global energy scene than the Middle East, and the influence of the Gulf Arab States remains extremely high. In order to understand current trends in energy markets, and their implications for economies and geopolitical relations of the Gulf states, the Center on Global Energy Policy will host a discussion with an outstanding panel of leading decision-makers and analysts:


Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Under Secretary, UAE Ministry of Energy
Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Director General, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science
Dr. Helima Croft, Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets
Dr. Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies & Director, Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, Princeton University
Nabil Al-Khowaiter, Senior Advisor, Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources
Registration is required.

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