The Geopolitics of Energy

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Date(s) - 06/01/17
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

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Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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The Geopolitics of Energy

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Adam Sieminski, James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics, Center for Strategic and International Studies. In conversation with Ed Crooks, Editor, US Industry and Energy, Financial Times.

Energy and politics are inextricably linked—and shape each other. From the Industrial Revolution to the US shale gas revolution, the dynamics of energy supply and demand have played a pivotal role in global economics and security. And in an increasingly connected world, the geopolitics of energy will likely become even more complex. How would US energy independence impact American foreign policy in the Middle East and beyond? What effect would trade wars or environmental degradation have on energy markets? Might renewable energy or new technologies shift the international balance of power? Join the Council on Global Affairs for a conversation on the geopolitical dimensions of global energy markets.

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Ed Crooks

 

Ed Crooks

Editor, US Industry and Energy, Financial Times

 

Ed Crooks is the US industry and energy editor for the Financial Times. He has been covering energy for more than a decade, first from London and then New York, where he has been based since 2010. His coverage of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster was awarded “story of the year” by the UK Foreign Press Association. He previously held the roles of economics editor and then UK news editor at the Financial Times. He also served on the UK government’s advisory Sustainable Development Commission. Before the Financial Times, he was the economics correspondent for radio and television news at the BBC. He also reported and edited at Investors Chronicle magazine.

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