Trends and Developments in the Middle East: Implications for China, the United States and International Energy Security

Discussion topics include: Regional Trends in the Middle East and Implications for International Energy Security; Middle East and Energy Strategy of China and the US: Competition or Cooperation; National Oil Companies and International Oil Companies: Roles and Influences; and, Financial Markets and Oil Shocks: Past and Future.

This conference was co-hosted by the Baker Institute Energy Forum in conjunction with The Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS).

The Baker Institute Energy Forum and SIIS would like to thank the following conference sponsors for their support: Baker Botts, L.L.P., China Institute of International Studies, Morgan Stanley, and the Baker Institute Energy Forum sponsors.

 

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Event Agenda and Presentations

Welcome Ceremony

Opening Remarks by Professor Yu Xintian, President, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS)

PDF icon "Trends and Developments in the Middle East: Implications for China, the United States and International Energy Security"
The Honorable James A. Baker, III, Honorary Chair, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

Session I: Regional Trends in the Middle East and Their Implications for the United States and China
Chairperson: Professor Yang Jiemian, Vice President, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS)

PDF icon "Trends in the Middle East: Implications for Oil Geopolitics and Energy Security"
Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, Founding Director, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

"Current Middle East Regional Configuration: Judgments and Evaluations"
Professor Li Weijian, Director, Department of West Asian and African Studies, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS)

"New Dimension of Middle East Security and Its Implications for China"s Middle
East Diplomacy"
Mr. Ye Qing, Deputy Director, Department of West Asian and African Studies, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS)

Comment
Professor Li Rong, Deputy Director, Institute of Asian and African Studies, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR)

Comment
Professor Li Guofu, Director of the Department for Developing Countries Studies, China Institute of International Studies (CIIS)

Coffee Break

Session II: Middle East Energy Security and Chinese-U.S. Relations: Competition and Cooperation
Chairperson: Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian

 "Contradictions and Conflicts between the United States and China over
Middle East Oil Issues"
Professor Wu Lei, Center for Energy Security and Strategy, Institute of International Relations, Yunnan University

"The Role of Saudi Arabia in Oil Price Setting"
Professor Chen Mo, Associate Professor, Institute of West Asian and African Studies, Chinese Academy of
Social Sciences (CASS)

"Energy Issues and China"s Policy Regarding the Iran Nuclear Issue"
Mr. Jin Liangxiang, Research Fellow, Department of West Asian and African Studies, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS)

Comment
Ms. Amy Myers Jaffe, Energy Fellow, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

Comment
Mr. Gao Zhikai, Director, China National Association of International Studies

Lunch

Session III, Part One: National Oil Companies and Independent Oil Companies: Roles and Influences
Chairperson: Dr. Steven Lewis, Director for Asian Studies, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

"Financial Markets and Oil Shocks: Past and Present"
Professor Mahmoud El-Gamal, Chair, Islamic Economics, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

"Trends of World Energy Development in the Future 10 Years and Their Implications"
Professor Sun Yongxiang, Senior Research Fellow, Euro-Asian Social Development Research Institute, Development Research Center of the State Council

"Energy Markets and China"s NOCs: How Financial Markets View NOCs"
Mr. Thomas Langford, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

The Role of NOCs in China"s Energy Diplomacy
Dr. Xu Qinhua, Research Fellow, Centre for International Energy Security, Renmin University of China

Comment
Professor Feng Fei, Director, Research Department of Industrial Economy, Development Research Center of the State Council

Coffee Break

Session III, Part Two: National Oil Companies and Independent Oil Companies: Roles and Influences
Chairperson: Professor Feng Fei, Director, Research Department of Industrial Economy, Development Research Center of the State Council

PDF icon "Oil Investments of NOCs and IOCs: Market Impacts"
Professor Ronald Soligo, Professor of Economics, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

"Overseas Investment Strategies of Chinese NOCs"
Dr. Yu Hongyuan, Deputy Director, Department of International Organization and International Law, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS)

PDF icon "China and the Middle East: A Mutually Prosperous Relationship"
Mr. Sean Korney, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.

"China"s International Energy Strategy: "Going out" of China"s NOCs"
Professor Zhang Lijun, Deputy Director, Department for Information and Contigencies Analysis, China Institute for International Studies (CIIS)

Comment
Dr. Xu Xiaojie, Director, Institute of Overseas Investment, CNPC Research Academy of Economics and Technology

Concluding Remarks

Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian

Professor Yang Jiemian

Speaker James Baker, III

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Fri, Sept. 14, 2007
9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
(GMT-0600) America/Chicago

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