The National Energy Policy: The Global Factors

International Roundtable

November 18, 2010: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

How will international forces shape U.S. energy policy? Stephen Brick will address three global forces that are likely to affect the United States: international climate negotiations, worldwide demand for oil, and the flow of energy technology.


Gleacher Center
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

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Event Details

The international community is at a critical point in its attempt to replace the Kyoto Accord with a durable, global agreement. What are the prospects for success and what does this mean for domestic policy? Escalating energy demand in the rapidly industrializing world, especially China and India, is putting pressure on supply and price, especially for petroleum. How will global demand affect US markets and consumers? China in particular is taking a lead in energy technology innovation and the US is in danger of relinquishing its role in the global market place. What can we do to preserve an American edge. Working to create a space for The Chicago Council in the current national and international energy debates, Stephen Brick will argue that these factors cannot be minimized by US policymakers and the business community. Steve draws upon 30 years of experience in the energy world, honed most recently at the Joyce Foundation and the Energy Center of Wisconsin.


No Charge


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Deadline: 11/18/2010


6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Networking

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation

8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Drinks at The Midway Club, Fifth Floor

Speaker Profiles

Stephen Brick (Speaker)
Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs


Karl L. Buschmann 

Other Information

NOTE ON PARKING: 300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage) $6.00 after 3:00 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday for a 12-hour period Garage: Self Park Facility Payment: Automated; at pay-stations by cash or credit card or upon exit pay by credit card only. To receive discounted rate: There is a card validator at the first floor security desk of the Gleacher Center. You will only need to insert your parking card in the validator and the new price will be automatically applied. When you leave the lot you will be charged for the lower $6.00 fee. Detailed Directions: Garage is located next to PJ Clarks and below the AMC Theater. a) When traveling east on Illinois cross over Columbus and enter the Garage on the left (north) side of the street. b) If driving west on Grand (north of Theater), you can enter the garage ½ block before Columbus on the left (south) side of the street.