WILL INSTABILITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST DERAIL THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY? 

Edward L. Morse, Managing Director and Head of Commodities Research, Citigroup
Amy Myers Jaffe, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies and Director of the Energy Forum, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, and Associate Director of the Rice Energy Forum, Rice University  

Oil remains the most pivotal commodity to sustained economic recovery, and yet key producers in the Middle East are facing a period of enormous political unrest and transition.  What will this mean for oil prices and the global economy?  How will unstable energy prices affect U.S. multinationals and households?  Join The Chicago Council and two leading experts on the geopolitics of oil to discuss what the Arab Spring means for economic planning.

Edward L. MorseEdward L. Morse is a leading American analyst of the international oil and gas sector with a career spanning three decades including positions in business, government, and academia. Dr. Morse recently joined Citigroup as global head of commodities research after serving the same role at Credit Suisse.  Prior to Credit Suisse, he was managing director and head of commodities research at Lehman Brothers.   

Amy Myers JaffeAmy Myers Jaffe is the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies and director of the Energy Forum at the Baker Institute, as well as associate director of the Rice Energy Program. She served as project director for the Baker Institute/Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on Strategic Energy Policy, and as a principal adviser to USAID's project on "Options for Developing a Long Term Sustainable Iraqi Oil Industry." 

Moderated by Rachel Bronson, Vice President, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Author of Thicker Than Oil: America’s Uneasy Relationship with Saudi Arabia

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