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Next Generation Energy Security Conference: Panel One – Natural Gas/LNG

Next Generation Energy Security Conference: Panel One – Natural Gas/LNG

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Panel One: Natural Gas/LNG – Using American Resources and Know-How to Build a World Market


September 30th, 2014
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Location: 1100 New York Avenue, NW 7th Floor, West Tower


Join ASP and our panelists in a discussion about the next generation of energy technology and climate policy.


The emerging geopolitics of energy shows why it is important for the United States to take a leadership role in exporting LNG. Internationally high demand and our domestic resources have created an opportunity to build a global, market-based energy economy. This will be particularly important in preventing monopoly energy producers from using their control of gas markets to sway foreign policy.

This panel will discuss the importance of American producers joining the global LNG energy markets in ensuring geopolitical benefits for the U.S., and how the U.S. could use this opportunity to build an energy bridge to the future.



Chair: Marik String

Marik StringMarik String is a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the international security program at the Atlantic Council and practices international and national security law at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.  From 2006 to 2013, he served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee professional staff of Chairman/Ranking Member Richard Lugar (R-IN), where he held responsibilities as Deputy Chief Counsel and Senior Professional Staff Member for European and Eurasian Affairs.  As Senator Lugar’s lead adviser for Europe, he was responsible for US foreign, defense, trade, energy, and sanctions policy relating to the more than 50 nations of Europe and the former Soviet Union, as well as the European Union and NATO.  He also worked on regional non-proliferation and arms control issues, including the New START Treaty.  Previously, he worked at the Aspen Institute Berlin.  He earned a JD from Georgetown University Law  Center, where he was a Global Law Scholar and editor of The Georgetown Law Journal, an MA in international studies from the University of Vienna, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar, and a BA from the University of Notre Dame.  He speaks fluent German.

Panelist: Jennifer M. Harris

Jen HarrisJennifer M. Harris is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Prior to joining the Council, Harris was a member of the policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State responsible for global markets, geo-economic issues and energy security. In that role, Harris was a lead architect of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Economic Statecraft agenda, which launched in 2011. Before joining the State Department, Harris served on the staff of the U.S. National Intelligence Council (NIC), covering a range of economic and financial issues. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Quarterly, and the World Economic Forum among other outlets. A Truman and a Rhodes scholar, she holds degrees in economics and international relations from Wake Forest University (BA) and Oxford University (MPhil), and a JD from Yale Law School.  Harris is currently writing a book on the modern use of economic and financial instruments as tools of statecraft.

Panelist: Chris Guith

Chris GuithChristopher Guith is senior vice president for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy (Energy Institute). Prior to joining the Chamber in 2008, Guith served as deputy assistant secretary for nuclear energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Earlier in his career, Guith served as Rep. Bob Barr’s (R-GA) legislative director and Rep. Tim Murphy’s (R-PA) counsel and policy adviser. He was also legislative counsel for the Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Guith is a graduate of Syracuse University-College of Law and the University of California-Santa Barbara.



Panelist: Andrew Ware

Andrew WareAndrew Ware serves as the Director of Strategic Projects for Cheniere Energy. Mr. Ware has over 15 years of experience in the natural gas industry. He has held multiple positions with Cheniere, including in Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning, where he served as a senior analyst of natural gas markets.  Prior to joining Cheniere, Mr. Ware served as editor-in-chief of Natural Gas Week, an Energy Intelligence publication.  Mr. Ware holds a M.B.A. from the University of Colorado and a B.A. in International Relations from the College of William and Mary.


More information:

Conference Details :  What’s Next? Fostering the Next Generation of Energy Security Conference

Panel One: Natural Gas/LNG – Using American Resources and Know-How to Build a World Market

Panel Two: Renewable Transportation – Policy Options to Break the Oil Monopoly

Panel Three: Energy Technology of Tomorrow –  how can Government foster that innovation?

Panel Four: Powering the Future – Prospects for Fusion Energy


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