Lectures

  • Middle East Institute, Washington DC. The Impact of Shifting Geopolitics on MENA Energy. 2/28/2017
  • Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum, Abu Dhabi UAE. Growth and Investment Strategies in a Post-Oil World. 1/12/2017 [Panelist]
  • The Middle East Institute, Washington DC. Advancing Regional Cooperation for Stability and Growth in the Middle East. 12/7/2016
  • Johns Hopkins SAIS, Washington DC. Saudi Vision 2030: Opportunities and Challenges 10/18/2016 [Panelist]
  • The Arab Gulf Institute in Washington.  The Energy Policy of Saudi Arabia 4/25/15 [Panelist]
  • Columbia University-Seminar on the Middle East.  Making Sense of Saudi Policy.  12/10/2015
  • Emirates Center for Security and Social Research, AbuDhabi, 4/11/2015 Conventional Oil Supply
  • First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, 2/14/2015. 
  • Middle East Institute, Washington DC.  The Geopolitical Implications of the Oil Price Collapse [Panelist] 2/24/2015
  • Centra Technologies, Inc.  Alexandria, VA.   [Panelist] 11/9/15
  • CSIS, Washington DC.  The Influence of Oil Prices on the Political and Economic Issues of Iraq, the QRG, and Saudi Arabia. 1/28/2015
  • Brookings Institute.  Presentation on Saudi Arabia and the declining price of oil at the Annual Energy Forum on December 12, 2014
  • Naval Post Graduate School, Seminar on Energy Security- Middle East.  September 10, 2014
  • Peking University, Beijing, October 7, 2014. Presentation on Saudi Arabia
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway.  Private presentation on Saudi Arabia and the Gulf.  February 27, 2014
  • Carnegie-TsingHua University, Energy Forum in Beijing.  Talk on Gulf perspectives, December 4, 2013
  • Peking University, Beijing.  Lecture on Saudi Arabia, December 5, 2013
  • Naval Post Graduate School, Lecture on Energy in the Gulf, July 15,2013
  • National Intelligence Council: Regional Cooperation in the Middle East, June 27th, 2013
  • Norwegian Institute of Foreign Affairs [NUPI], Conference on the Arab Spring in Ras alKhaimah. Spoke on Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. December 2-4, 2012
  • National Defense University:  Energy Trends in the Gulf, December 12, 2012
  • George Washington University:  Oil Politics in the Gulf, September, 26, 2012
  • Middle East Institute Singapore, a series of four lecture on the Gulf political economy, industrialization, trade and political issues, Singapore, June 2012
  • Middle East Institute, Washington DC, “Is Reconciliation in Bahrain Possible”, April 15, 2012
  • Peking University, Beijing, December 13, 2011.  “Presentation on China and the Gulf an Energy and Industrial Perspective”
  • The Century Foundation.  Discussant on a paper on Bahrain  October 12, 2011
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Briefing on Saudi Arabia May 11, 2011, and in May 7, 2012
  • Norwegian Institute of Foreign Affairs.  “”Saudi Arabia Today”, May 11, 2011
  • Princeton University: “Arabian Gulf, Economic Landscape”  April, 17, 2011
  • US Energy Conference, Minneapolis, MI, June 16, 2011
  • Chatham House, London, February 1, 2011 Presentation: The Future of Energy in the GCC Countries
  • Brooking Institute, Panel on Nuclear issues in the Gulf.  AbuDhabi, 4/19/2011
  • Columbia University, Seminar on the Middle East- Lecture on the Bahraini “Arab Spring” 3/21/11
  • Leadership training for the Critical National Infrastructure Agency of AbuDhabi . Two half day seminars in AbuDhabi in association with the McDonough School of Business, November 9, 2010
  • Panelist on Capital Hill July on Iranian-Gulf issues.  July 13, 2010
  • China and the Gulf in 2010:  A Political Economic Survey.  Panelist at Carnegie Endowment for Democracy.  July 12, 2010
  • Briefed ministers of the UAE government in Abu Dhabi on various political issues regarding UAE-US relations with three other Georgetown University professors.  June 2010 and January 2009
  • Chatham House, London, February 2, 2010 Presentation: The Future of Energy in the GCC Countries
  • Presented a paper on Sovereign Wealth Fund of the Gulf to a CIRS conference on the political economy of the Gulf at Georgetown University in Qatar.
  • Carnegie Endowment for Democracy, The Middle East and the Global Economic Crisis, October 19, 2009
  • Saban Center, Brookings Institute, The Effect of the World Economic Crisis on the Gulf, 10-29-2009
  • The World Bank, lecture on “Industrialization in the Gulf” May 27,2009
  • National Bureau of Asian Research, The New Energy Silk Road: The Growing Asia-Middle East Energy Nexus, May 18-19, 2009, held at the Johns Hopkins University’s SAIS, Washington DC
  • World Bank, Industrial Policy in the Gulf,  May 27, 2009
  • National Defense University, Washington DC, Oil and Industrialization, April, 4, 2009
  • Georgetown University, Oil and Industrialization.  April, 23, 2009
  • Strategy Group Middle East, Kuwait, February 17, 2009, Presentation on What to Expect from the Obama Administration.
  • Chatham House, London, February 9, 2009 Presentation on Oil Investments in the Gulf
  • US Naval Academy, Presentation on Industrialization in the Gulf, January 28, 3009
  • The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, lecture “How the Persian Gulf States Will Survive the Economic Crisis”, January 26, 2009
  • UAE, presentation to cabinet members on politics in Washington January 2009

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