Monday, February 11, 2013

Special Talk: Energy Policy in Abu Dhabi: Big Lessons for America from a Tiny Oil Sheikdom

Friday, February 15th, 12:15PM
Bass Lecture Hall (basement of LBJ School)
No RSVP, Light Lunch Provided 
The UT Energy Symposium is excited to announce this talk with a leading global practitioner in energy policy and investment. Please join us for Free Light Lunch and a conversation about his experience and insights.
This event is co-sponsored The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law (TJOGEL).
Speaker Bio:
As Executive Director of Economic affairs for the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi, Mr. Scott leads an interdisciplinary team of analysts charged with conducting targeted research and providing strategic economic policy advice to the Chairman of Abu Dhabi’s Executive Council.  In his role as Executive Director of Energy and Economic Affairs, Mr. Scott has helped organize and lead an interagency working group that has been charged with analyzing future energy demand across the UAE and developing strategies to meet that demand.
A native of the state of Utah in the United States, Mr. Scott has worked extensively in the Middle East region and brings a unique policy perspective based upon his combined government and private sector work experience. 
Prior to taking on his current role with the Executive Affairs Authority, Mr. Scott worked as a regional vice president for Occidental Petroleum Corporation.  From 2001-2002, he served at the White House as the National Security Council’s Director for Arabian Peninsula and North African Affairs. Mr. Scott is a former US Foreign Service Officer and a veteran of the United States Army.  He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and a former graduate fellow with the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad at the American University of Cairo.

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