Public Panel Discussion - "The United States and the Oil States: New Challenges for American Policy"

In the midst of uprisings in the Arab countries, can the United States deal with authoritarians in exchange for oil and "stability"? Does it advance US interests in the long run? If the US economy is dependent on oil, does the country have a choice in securing oil sources? What principles do the US use and can the country afford its stance with the oil states?

A public panel discussion on “The United States and the Oil States: New Challenges for American Policy” will examine those questions. The panel features:

Steve Levine, “The Oil and the Glory,” Foreign Policy magazine

Moises Naim, Carnegie Endowment, Author of Illicit

Andrew Natsios, Georgetown, Former Special Envoy to Sudan

Nilmini Rubin, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Leif Wenar, King’s College London, Clean Trade

The public panel takes place Wednesday, 18 May 2011 from 14:00-16:00 at the Georgetown University Law Center, McDonough 200, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington D.C.