Alumni Events

October 2, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Wealth and Poverty | Alum Ed Chow on Oil and Gas in Russia, Oct. 24

Ed Chow

Ed Chow

The Wealth and Poverty Theme hosts a research talk by 2017 Glidden Visiting Professor and Ohio University alum Edward Chow on oil and gas in Russia and in general the Eurasian region on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 3-4 p.m at Alden 319.

Chow, senior fellow at Center for Strategic and International Studies, will discuss “Geoeconomics and Geopolitics of Eurasian Energy.”’

As part of his Glidden Visiting Professorship, Chow also will meet with Wealth and Poverty Theme faculty, visit Dr. Barry Tadlock’s political science class, meet with the War and Peace Society student organization, and visit Nerissa Young’s business reporting class.

Chow is Visiting Glidden Professor at the College of Arts and Sciences and a Senior Fellow in the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC. He is an international energy expert with 40 years of industry experience working around the world. He has developed government policy and business strategy, and successfully negotiated multibillion-dollar oil and gas agreements. He has advised governments, international financial institutions, major oil companies, and leading multinational corporations. He spent 20 years with Chevron Corporation. Chow is a graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and government and a master’s degree in international affairs.

With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, oil and gas resource is one of the few economic assets the newly independent states, including Russia, have to trade with the rest of the world. Development of these assets in the past 25 years have impacted the economies and politics of these countries and internationally. Emergence of America’s energy abundance, Russian revanchism, growing energy import dependence of Europe and East Asia, and an active Chinese policy to reconnect Eurasia are developments that place this energy game under a new light. This lecture will review the recent past and project the possible future of Eurasian energy.

This Wealth and Poverty research talk is open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please contact Yeong Kim at kimy1@ohio.edu for further details on this event.

 

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