FEEM Lecture on “The Global Revolution of Unconventional Oil: New Markets, New Governances, New Policies”


Programme Economy and Society
is pleased to invite you to the FEEM Lecture

by John M. Deutch, Emeritus Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“The Global Revolution of Unconventional Oil:
New Markets, New Governances, New Policies”

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 – 11:00 a.m. (live streaming)
Location: DIATI Dep. – GEO LAIB in front of the Bibolini Room

If you want to participate please send an e-mail to costanzo.peter@polito.it

The “Unconventional Oil Revolution” is a challenging topic that has profound consequences at both economic, technological and geopolitical levels.
In particular, the rise of US tight oil production could dramatically impact on US domestic and international energy policy strategies, driving a global spin in the world energy scenario.
The expectations on unconventional oil growth and the possibility of a shift in the balance of energy exchange could deeply change the US presence and intervention in some critical areas of the world. It could also lead to the rise of new players and different approaches in managing complex relations.
John M. Deutch -internationally acclaimed expert on the issue- will deliver an International Lecture on “The global revolution of unconventional oil: new markets, new governances, new policies” to address the complex consequences related to the unconventional hydrocarbons revolution, focusing primarily on US foreign policy, the driving forces leading towards a new world energy balance, the role of new players in a renewed energy scenario and the related political, sociological and geostrategic dynamics.

John M. Deutch

John Deutch is an Emeritus Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1970, and has served as Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, Dean of Science and Provost. Mr. Deutch has published over 140 technical publications in physical chemistry, as well as numerous publications on technology, energy, international security, and public policy issues.
John Deutch has served in significant government and academic posts throughout his career. In May 1995, he was sworn in as Director of Central Intelligence following a unanimous vote in the Senate, and served as DCI until December 1996. In this position, he was head of the Intelligence Community (all foreign intelligence agencies of the United States) and directed the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). From March 1994 to May 1995, he served as the Deputy Secretary of Defense. From March 1993 to March 1994, Dr. Deutch served as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisitions and Technology.
From 1977 to 1980, John Deutch served in a number of positions for the U.S. Department of Energy: as Director of Energy Research, Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Technology, and Undersecretary of the Department.

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