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Venezuela and Natural Resource Risks

September 18, 2018, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
153 East 53rd Street
14th Floor
New York City, NY 10022

Please join us for a panel discussion on the growing crisis in Venezuela and risks to natural resources. Our speakers Robert Kahn, economic consultant and adjunct professor at American University, and Luisa Palacios, Head of Latin America at Medley Global Advisors LLC, will explore the recent political and economic developments in Venezuela, the implications for oil supply as well as the scenarios ahead.


Robert Kahn

Dr. Robert Kahn is economic consultant and adjunct professor at American University as well as John Hopkins University. Prior to this, he was Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was also a senior strategist with Moore Capital Management, a senior adviser in the financial policy department at the World Bank, and held senior staff positions at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Citigroup, the U.S. Treasury, the Council of Economic Advisers, and the Federal Reserve. His areas of expertise include international economic policy, debt restructuring and debt policy, and financial markets. Dr. Kahn holds a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. from University of Chicago.

Luisa Palacios

Dr. Luisa Palacios is Co Head of Emerging Markets Research with a focus on Latin America. She is also responsible for the Latam energy coverage for the Oil Team. She joined MGA from Barclays Capital where she was a macro strategist for the Andean Region and Argentina at the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Desk based in New York. Luisa has also worked for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation as the Senior Economist for Latin America and at the French Bank Societe Generale in Paris, where she was the economist for the Middle East/North Africa and Turkey and, later, as the Latin American economist analyzing sovereign risk. She is currently a Fellow at Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy and a visiting professor at the Center for Energy Studies at IESA’s MBA School in Caracas, Venezuela. She is also part of the editorial board of the Americas Quarterly. Venezuela-born, she has a Master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and holds a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).


Carolyn Kissane

Carolyn Kissane is Secretary, Energy Forum Advisory Board and serves as the Academic Director of the graduate program in Global Affairs at the Center for Global Affairs. She is Professor at NYU where she teaches graduate level courses examining the geopolitics of energy, comparative energy politics, energy, environment and resource security, a regional course focusing on Central Asia.

Dr. Kissane is Coordinator of the Energy and Environment concentration at the Center and is faculty adviser to the Energy Policy International Club. She was awarded the esteemed NYU Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007, the SCPS Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009, and nominated for the NYU-wide Distinguished Teaching Award in 2008, 2009 and 2016.

She was named Breaking Energy's Top Ten New York Women in Energy and Top Ten Energy Communicator. She hosts Fueling our Future, an energy series she moderates which brings in energy and environment experts for conversation and debate. She also serves on the boards of the New York Energy Week, and the Clean Start Advisory Board. Dr. Kissane received her Ph.D. from Columbia University.


5:30 - 6:00 PM: Registration
6:00 - 7:30 PM: Presentation and Discussion
7:30 - 8:00 PM: Reception


$40.00 for General Admission
$10.00 for Academic/Military
$0.00 for Energy Forum Sponsors
$0.00 for Energy Forum Subscribers


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