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Hydropower, Pipelines, and Petroleum: The U.S.-Canada Energy Relationship [Duke University, Durham, North Carolina]

April 13, 2011 // 8:30am3:00pm

Please Note: This event will be held at Fuqua School of Business and R. David Thomas Center at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Agenda

Conference Registration
Geneen Auditorium, Fuqua School of Business
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Welcome
Geneen Auditorium
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

     Stephen Kelly, Associate Director of the Center for Canadian Studies

     Pete Lange, Duke Provost, Welcoming Remarks

     David Jacobson, U.S. Ambassador to Canada
     "The U.S.-Canada Energy Relationship"

Panel I: Meeting Energy Demand: The CEO's Perspective
Geneen Auditorium
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m

The United States and Canada both possess immense energy resources, including vast new reserves of unconventional hydrocarbons. But exploiting them together poses special challenges and opportunities. This bi-national panel of energy executives from the oil sands, pipeline, hydroelectric and shale gas sectors will describes what their companies are doing to assure production while attending to environmental concerns.

     Moderator: David Biette, Director, Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for International Scholars

     Thierry Vandal, President and CEO, Hydro-Québec

     Patrick Daniel, President and CEO, Enbridge Inc.

     Rick George, President and CEO, Suncor

Luncheon
Kirby Reading Room, Fuqua School of Business
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Welcome: Blair Sheppard, Dean of the Fuqua School of Business

Keynote Address: David Goldwyn, President of Goldwyn Global Strategies LLC, Former Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. State Department

David Goldwyn spent 18 months at the U.S. State Department leading U.S. energy diplomacy around the world. He visited the Canadian oil sands during his tenure, hosted an international meeting on shale gas governance, and is a recognized expert on energy security. He will explain how the U.S.-Canada energy relationship fits into the larger U.S. Government international energy picture, as well as shed some light on how the State Department approaches vital cross-border energy issues, such as the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Panel II: Energy in Context: Balancing Environment & Security
Geneen Auditorium
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This panel of energy think-tank, public policy, academic and NGO experts will put the U.S.-Canada energy relationship into a broader context, weighing energy security and environmental concerns, and describing new methods and policies that could help us to achieve both.

     Moderator: Lincoln Pratson, Professor of Energy & Environment, Nicholas School of the Environment; Director, Duke University Energy Hub

     David Pumphrey, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program Center for Strategic and International Studies

     Janet Peace, Vice President of Markets and Business Strategy, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

     Amy Jaffe, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies and Director of the Energy Forum at the Baker Institute, Rice University

     Amb. David Wilkins, partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP,former U.S. Ambassador to Canada

Conference concludes
3:00 p.m.

The conference was organized by the Duke University Center for Canadian Studies and the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, in collaboration with the Fuqua School of Business and the Sanford School of Public Policy, with the assistance of the Government of Canada/avec l'appui du gouvernement du Canada, the Canadian Consulate of Raleigh, and the Québec Delegation of Atlanta.

Please go to the Duke Enegy Conference website to register.

  
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