Conference: Global Implications of U.S. Self-Sufficiency in Oil and Gas

The Center for Global Business Studies will hold a conference on the global implications of U.S. self-sufficiency in oil and gas on Friday, December 6, from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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  • When Dec 06, 2013 from 09:30 AM to 02:30 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-494)
  • Where 124 Business Building, University Park, Pa.
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The Center for Global Business Studies, directed by Dr. Fariborz Ghadar, will hold a conference on the global implications of U.S. self-sufficiency in oil and gas to address these imperative questions:

  • How will this new energy self-sufficiency affect the United States' global economic and foreign policy strategies?
  • How will countries - particularly Russia and Saudi Arabia, two leaders in energy supply - respond to this new economic environment?
  • What effects will the shifting energy dynamics have for other countries dependent on oil and natural gas resources?
  • As the United States becomes energy independent, what impact will this have on the country's relationship with the various nations in the Middle East? Will the Middle East continue to be a critical area to our foreign policy?
  • As China's reliance on energy imports continues to grow, what effect will the United States' potentially shifting foreign policy have on China's Middle Eastern relations?
  • Because the world will largely remain dependent upon oil and gas as its future energy source, what effects will this have on the environment?

The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP by December 2 is required due to limited space. For a full agenda with the slate of speakers, contact Nancy Dull at njd2@psu.edu.