Spurred by the shale energy revolution in North America and a vast new thirst for energy in Asia, global energy trends are changing dramatically. OPEC and traditional energy suppliers have struggled to keep pace with these shifts in supply and demand, resulting in a five-year low in global crude oil prices. Russia, long known for using natural gas exports as a political lever, also faces challenges as recently-developed drilling techniques introduce unlikely players into the natural gas market.
Speaker James Clad, an expert on the geopolitics of energy and former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense, former diplomat, war correspondent, and Georgetown University professor will describe the contributing factors and impacts of a rapidly changing global energy landscape. Clad is an author of four books on international economics.