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May 08

Perils and Possibilities: Petroleum Opportunities in Africa

Location:
The Heritage Foundation's Van Andel Center

The untapped energy resources may become an economic engine, which will contribute to Africa's future prosperity, alleviating misery and poverty which are widespread throughout the continent. Continuous turbulence in the Middle East have led to the search for alternative sources of oil and gas and have brought potential suppliers, such as Africa, into the spotlight. While African governments and the international donor community are addressing many issues throughout the continent, the world is also looking towards developing its large deposits of oil, in hopes of decreasing dependency on a single, politically volatile source.
Please join us on Thursday, May 8, 2003 at 12:00 noon as we explore potential energy strategies the U.S. could pursue in this region.

More About the Speakers

Representative Ed Royce (R-CA)
Chairman of the Subcommittee on Africa

Michael Rodgers
Senior Director, Upstream Group,
PFC Energy
Ambassador Pamela E. Bridgewater
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
Jim Burkhard
Director, Cambridge Energy Research Associates
Jonathan Bearman
Managing Director, Clearwater Research Services Ltd.

Hosted By

Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. Ariel Cohen, Ph.D.

Visiting Fellow in Russian and Eurasian Studies and International Energy Policy in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, a division of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, at The Heritage Foundation Read More