Global Energy: Sufficiency and Sustainability

5th Annual Global Business Forum · Baylor University

McBride Center for International Business

March 21-30, 2011

The International Energy Agency has stated it officially: we are living in an time of “unprecedented uncertainty.” Strained by the global financial crisis, climate change, environmental disasters in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere, political instability in energy-producing countries, political polarization in consuming countries, the rise of China and a wave of new technologies, the outlook for global energy supply and demand is, indeed, uncertain.

During the next 20 years, how will we satisfy the growing appetites of advanced, emerging, and developing economies for secure and sustainable sources of energy?

What will be the evolving mix of fossil fuels, nuclear, wind, marine, geothermal, biomass and other sources of power?

In the wake of the financial crisis, are capital markets, public entities, and micro-lending institutions prepared to support the investments that are needed to secure our energy future?

For our 5th Global Business Forum, we will assemble specialists from the academic, business, and public policy communities to explore these and other questions related to the sufficiency and sustainability of global energy resources.

Questions concerning the conference program may be directed to Steve Gardner, Director of the McBride Center for International Business ( phone: 254-710-6147). Questions concerning attendance, travel, accommodations, and other arrangements may be directed to Julie LaStrape, the Program Manager for the McBride Center ( phone: 254-710-6048).

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Tuesday, March 22

3:30-4:45pm “Sustainable Energy in the Developing World”

  • Smith Getterman, Sustainability Coordinator, Baylor University
  • Richard Hansen, Founder and CEO, Soluz Inc.
  • Brian Thomas, Senior Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Baylor University
  • Megan Rapp, U.N. Consultant and Graduate Student, Columbia University

Wednesday, March 23

7:00-9:00pm Dinner, “Energy Security: Myths and Realities”

  • Charles Ebinger, Director, Energy Security Initiative, The Brookings Institution

Thursday, March 24

9:30-11:00am “Energy in Economic Development”

  • Bob Tippee, Editor, Oil & Gas Journal
  • Gurcan Gulen, Senior Energy Economist, Center for Energy Economics, BEG, UT Austin

11:00am-12:30pm “The Outlook for Renewable Energy”

  • Tod Perry, Senior Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Paul Clegg, Executive Director, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

12:30-2:00pm Lunch, “The New Geopolitics of Oil”

  • Joe Barnes, Bonner Means Baker Fellow, Baker Institute, Rice University

2:00-3:30pm “Energy Sufficiency and Sustainability: The Outlook from Industry”

  • Mark McCollum, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Halliburton
  • John E. Lowe, Assistant to the CEO, ConocoPhillips

Friday, March 25

3:00-4:15pm “Revolutions in the Middle East and the Global Energy Market”

  • Panel Discussion – Baylor Middle Eastern Studies Faculty,
    William G. Baker, Randall Brown, Mark Long, William A. Mitchell, and Lynn Tatum

Wednesday, March 30

7:00-9:00pm “On Topic: A Casual Conversation About Issues Facing Our Nation” (Waco Hall)

  • T. Boone Pickens, Chairman, BP Capital Management

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