*Note: this week's meeting is on Wednesday, not Thursday!
Geopolitical Implications of Shale Gas
Amy Myers Jaffe
(Fellow in Energy Studies and Director of the Energy Forum, Baker Institute, Rice University)
8 February, 5:15-6:15pm
Open to all. Refreshments served at 5:00pm
Please settle in by 5:10pm
Amy Myers Jaffe is the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies and director of the Energy Forum at the Baker Institute, as well as associate director of the Rice Energy Program. Jaffe's research focuses on oil geopolitics, strategic energy policy including energy science policy, and energy economics. Jaffe was formerly senior editor and Middle East analyst for Petroleum Intelligence Weekly. She is widely published and served as co-editor of "Energy in the Caspian Region: Present and Future" (Palgrave, 2002) and "Natural Gas and Geopolitics: From 1970 to 2040" (Cambridge University Press, 2006), and as co-author of "Oil, Dollars, Debt and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold" with Mahmoud A. El-Gamal (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Jaffe also contributed to Foreign Policy's "21 Solutions to Save the World" (May/June 2007). She served as a member of the reconstruction and economy working group of the Baker/Hamilton Iraq Study Group, as project director for the Baker Institute/Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on Strategic Energy Policy, and as a principal adviser to USAID's project on "Options for Developing a Long Term Sustainable Iraqi Oil Industry." She currently serves as a strategic adviser to the American Automobile Association (AAA) of the United States and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Jaffe was among the Key Women in Energy-Americas honorees in the Pathfinders/Trailblazers category (2004), the honoree for Esquire's annual 100 Best and Brightest in the contribution to society category (2005), Elle magazine's Women for the Environment (2006), and was named to Who's Who in America (2008). Jaffe is a Princeton University graduate with a degree in Arabic studies.
16 February, 5:15-6:15pm, MEZES HALL (MEZ) 1.306
“Student Research Showcase”
1. Sudamsh Bai-Reddy, McCombs School of Business
§ Project Valuation in the Oil & Gas Industry
2. Benjamin Sigrin, Energy and Earth Resources and LBJ School of Public Affairs
§ “Going Solar: Economics of Decision-making”
3. Dave Tuttle, Electrical and Computer Engineering
§ “Comparative Performance of Electric Vehicles”
4. Dan Weisberg, Pecan Street Inc.
§ “Granularity Maters--Insights from Pecan Street Inc's Demonstration Projects”