Day 1
October 27, 2016
Hydrocarbons 
(UM)
Day 2
October 28, 2016
Renewable Energy & Sustainability
(FIU)
Day 3
October 29, 2016
Energy Sector Management, Corruption & Best Practices
(UM)

October 27, 2016

Day 1: Hydrocarbons, Multipurpose Room, University of Miami Newman Alumni Center

8: 30 – 9:00 am

Coffee and registration

9:00 – 9:30 am

Introduction Remarks:

  • President of University of Miami Dr. Julio Frenk

  • Bruce Bagley (University of Miami)

  • Bryan Page, Director INS Interdisciplinary Program (University of Miami)

  • Dina Moulioukova (University of Miami)

9:30 --11:30 am

Panel 1: Consuls General Climate Change Round Table Discussion 

11:30 --12:00 pm 

BREAK

12:00 –1:00 pm

Panel 2: Energy Producers North America
           Moderator:  Frank Mora (Director, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU)
           1. United States
               Edward Glab (Professor, FIU)
           2. Global Outlook after the Fall
               Susan Purcell (Former Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, UM)

1:00 - 1:30 pm

COFFEE BREAK

1:30 –2:30 pm

Panel 3: Perceptions on Hydrocarbons
           Moderator: Dina Moulioukova (PhD Candidate, Department of International Studies, UM)              
           1. Why do People Reject Scientific Consensus? The Case of USA
               Joseph Uscinski (Professor, UM)
           2. Public Perceptions and Techonology Acceptance of CCS
               Caitlin Augustin (PhD Candidate, RSMAS, UM)

           Discussant: Bruce Bagley (Professor, Department of International Studies, UM)

2:30 - 3:00 pm

LUNCH

3:00 –4:30 pm

Panel 4: The Impact of Low Energy Prices on Latin America & the Caribbean 
           Moderator: Brian Fonseca (Director, Jack D. Gordon Institute, FIU)              
           1. Caribbean Energy Security: Targets and Roadmaps
               Anthony Bryan (Professor, University of the West Indies)
          2. The Three Amigos: The Future of Energy Relations within NAFTA
               Betty Horwitz (Independent Researcher) 
           3. Argentia and its Oil Sector
               Sebastian Cutrona (Visiting Professor, De Rioja University) & Khatchik Der Ghougassian (Professor, San Andres University)
           4. Colombia
               Jonathan Rosen (Research Scientist, Jack D. Gordon Insitute, FIU) & Bruce Bagley (Professor, UM)

           Discussant: Frank Mora (Director, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU)

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Keynote Address. Daniel Restrepo (Sr. Fellow, Center for American Progress; Former NSC Advisor, Latin America) 

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Panel 5: The Impact of Low Energy Prices on Europe, Russia & Mediterranean
           Moderator: Suzanne Loftus (PhD Candidate, Department of International Studies, UM) 
           1. The Politics of Renewables 
               Maxime Larive (Associate Director, European Union Center, University of Illionois) 
           2. After the Fall of Oil: Russia's Great Power as a Relative Concept
               Lilia Arakelyan (Indepedent Researcher)
           3. Resilience of Russian Regime in the Context of the Fall in Energy Prices
               Dina Moulioukova (PhD Candidate, Department of International Studies, UM) 
           4. Impact of Low Energy Prices and Eastern Mediterranean and Arabic Peninsula
              Herbert Reginbogin (Independent Researcher)

  • Discussant: Markus Thiel (Director, Miami Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, FIU) 
7:00-9:00 pm Welcome Reception

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October 28, 2016

Day 2: Renewable Energy & Sustainability, MARC Pavilion, Florida International University

 

8: 00 – 8:30 am

COFFEE

8: 30 -- 9:00 am

Introductroy Remarks: 
            Mark B. Rosenberg, President, FIU
            Frank Mora, Director, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU

9:00 – 10:30 am

Panel 6: After Paris
            Moderator: Suzanne Loftus (PhD Candidate, UM)
            1. Alternative Energy in the Context of the "Fall"
                John Van Leer (Professor, RSMAS, UM)
            2. Comparing Renewable Energy Experiences: California, Texas and Germany
                 Felix Mormann (Professor, UM)
            3. The Future of Coal in the Global Economy
                 Hanna Samir Kassab (Visiting Assistant Professor, Northern Michigan University)
            4. Climate Change Mitigation
                 Anastasia Northland (United Nations Green Climate Fund)

  • Discussant: Daniel Suman (Professor, RSMAS University of Miami) & Edward Glab (Professor & Director of Global Energy Security Forum, FIU)

10:30 -10:45 am

COFFEE BREAK

10:45 am –12:30 pm

Panel 7: Solar, Hydro, Biofuels
            Moderator: Bruce Bagley (Professor, UM)
            1. Solar Energy and the Fall of Oil Prices 
                Josh Sproat (Element Solar) 
            2. Biofuels 
                Ericson de Paula (Visiting Researcher, UM College of Engineering) 
            3. Hydropower Expansion in Tropical Regions Under a Changing Climate
                 Jose Maria Cardoso de Silva (Professor, Department of Geography, UM) 
            4. Fusion
                 James Robertson (Master Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UM)  

            Discussant: Felix Mormann (Professor, School of Law, UM)

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Lunch and Key note Speakers: "The Challenges of Climate Change in Miami Dade County" Daniella Levine Cava (Miami-Dade County Commissioner).

2:00 –4:00 pm

Panel 8: Sea Leavel Rise and its Impacts on Coastal Policy in South Florida
            Moderator: Teddy Lhoutellier (Green U Sustainability Manager, UM)
            1. Miami Dade Strategy on Sea Level
                Jim Murley (Chief Resilience Officer, Miami-Dade County)
            2. Global Trends in Coastal Oceanography 
                John Van Leer (Professor, RSMAS, UM) 
            3. Adaptive Planning and Community Resilience 
                Thomas Ruppert P.A. (FL Sea Grant)
            4. South Florida Water, Sustainability and Climate Project
                 Michael Sukop (Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, FIU)  
            5. Adaption Solutions for Communities Threatened by Ocean 
                 Mitchell A. Chester (CLEO Insitute/ SLRAmerica.org)

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October 29, 2016

Day 3: Energy Sector Management, Corruption & Best Practices, University of Miami Newman Alumni Center

8: 30 – 9:00 am

COFFEE

9:00 – 10:30 am

Panel 9: Case Studies 
            Moderator: Dina Moulioukova (PhD Candidate, UM) 
            1. The Energy Crisis in the Caribbean 
                 Anthony Maingot (Professor Emeritus, FIU)
            2. Undermining Insitutions in Venezuela's Oil Sector
                 Javier Corrales (Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science, Amherst   College)  
            3. Colombia Energy Sector Management: The Case of Ecopetrol
                Bruce Bagley (Professor, UM) & Suzanne Loftus (PhD Candidate, UM)
            4. Mexico and Energy Sector Management
                  Bruce Bagley (Professor, UM) & Cristina Perez (Indpendent Researcher)
              5. Failure of OPEC
                  Remi Piet (Assistant Professor, Qatar University)

            Discussant: Bill Smith (Professor, Department of International Studies, UM)

10:30 -11:00 am

COFFEE BREAK & ZAMBRANO FOUNDATION PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT

11:00am –12:30 pm

Panel 10: Developing World 
            Moderator: Yulia Vorobiova (PhD Candidate, Department of International Studies, UM)
           1. Politics of the Trans-Caspian Pipeline and Turkmenistan's Pivot
               Theresa Sabonis-Helf (Professor, National War College)
            2. Egypt & Energy Governance
                 Bradford McGuinn (Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, UM)
            3. Chinese Energy Sector Accountability
                  Wenyuan Wu (PhD Candidate, Department of International Studies, UM)
            4. Russia's Wheel of Fortune and Centralized State
                 Arsen Gasparyan (PhD Candidate, Department of International Studies, UM)

  • Discussant: Maxime Larive (Associate Director, European Union Center, University of Illinois)
   

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Concluding Remarks 

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