The James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, working under a joint venture with the Japan Petroleum Energy Center (JPEC), will convene a workshop on the influence of Russian energy supply on pricing, security and oil geopolitics. At the workshop, scholars from the U.S., Russia and Japan will present findings from a new joint study by the Baker Institute and JPEC on "The Energy Dimension in the Russian Global Strategy."
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and the Japan Petroleum Energy Center
Event Agenda and Presentations
9:00 am Welcome and Introduction
Welcome Remarks by Ambassador Edward Djerejian, Director, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
Opening Remarks by Mr. Masahisa Naitoh, Chairman and CEO, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
Key Study Findings: "Policy Implications for the U.S. and Japan"Ms. Amy Myers Jaffe, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
9:30 am Russian Oil and Gas Resources and Future Production Potential: Russian Corporate Sector Strategies
"Russian Oil Futures"
Dr. Richard Gordon, Executive Vice President, John S. Herold, Inc.
"Russian Oil and Gas Resources and Future Production Potential"
Mr. Masumi Motomura, Chief Researcher, Oil and Gas Business Environment Research Group, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Politics, Business and Energy Policy in Russia
Discussant: Dr. Robert Ebel, Chairman, Energy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
"Four Way Street? Saudi Arabia's Behavior Among the Superpowers, 1966-1999"
Dr. Devika Subramanian, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Rice University
Dr. Richard Stoll, Professor, Department of Political Science and Associate Dean, School of Social Science, Rice University
"From Rigs to Riches: Oilmen vs. Financiers in the Russian Oil Sector"
Dr. Martha Olcott, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Dr. Nina Poussenkova, Senior Researcher, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Science
12:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm U.S. - Russian Energy Cooperation
Ms. Candy Green, Energy Producer-Country Affairs Division, U.S. Department of State
Isabel Gorst, Russian Editor, Platt's Oilgram News, McGraw Hill Publications
Dr. Nordari Simonia, Director, Institute for World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Science
3:15 pm Impact of Russian Oil and Gas on International Markets
"Russian Natural Gas Supply: Some Implications for Japan"
Dr. Peter Hartley, Chairman, Department of Economics, Rice University
Dr. Kenneth Medlock III, Energy Research Fellow and Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Rice University
Jill Elise Nesbitt, Graduate Student, Economics, Rice University
"Sakhalin Natural Gas and Asian LNG Market"
Dr. Koji Morita, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
"The Future of Saudi Price Discrimination: The Effect of Russian Production Increases"
Ms. Amy Myers Jaffe, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
Dr. Ronald Soligo, Professor, Department of Economics, Rice University
4:45 pm Close
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