McBride Center for International Business


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All events take place on the 5th floor of Cashion Academic Center unless otherwise noted.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Monday, March 21

3:30-4:30pm Film: "The Big Energy Gamble"

Tuesday, March 22

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

  • Moderator: 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 Opening Dinner, "Energy Security: Myths and Realities" (Registration is closed. Contact Julie LaStrape for more information.)

  • 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" (Registration is closed. Contact Julie LaStrape for more information.)

  • 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

--Related event

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

  • Ken Starr, President, Baylor University
  • T. Boone Pickens, Chairman, BP Capital Management
Baylor University