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United States Energy in a Global Context

THE PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY OF TEXAS 2007 ANNUAL MEETING

INTRODUCTION AT THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS HOUSTON
       Isabel B. Wilson, President, Philosophical Society of Texas

       HOUSTON AS THE ENERGY CAPITAL:MOVING BEYOND OIL.
       Amy Myers Jaffe, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies,
       James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

WELCOME
       Isabel B. Wilson, President, Philosophical Society of Texas

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
       The Honorable James A. Baker, III, Honorable Chair,
       James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

GLOBAL ENERGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
       Kenneth B. Medlock,III, Ph.D., moderator, Fellow in
       Energy Studies, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

OIL AND GAS
Andrew Slaughter, Senior Energy and Economic Advisor, EP America, Shell
Exploration and Production Company

ALTERNATIVE/NUCLEAR ENERGY AND GLOBAL CLIMATE
Robert Harriss, Ph.D., President, Houston Advanced Research Center

COAL
Corbin J. Rovertson, Jr., chairman, Quintana Minerals Corporation

ENERGY AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
U.S. POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, Founding Director,
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

OIL AND TERRORISM
Steve Young, Ph.D., Clinical Professor, College of Criminal Justice,
Sam Houston State University

COMPETITION FOR ENERGY SUPPLIES:GROWTH IN ASIA
Steven W. Lewis,Ph.D., Fellow in Asian Studies,
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS:U.S. ENERGY PRODUCTION IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
       John Hofmeister, President, Shell Oil Company, U.S.

MEMBERSHIP DISCUSSION
       Kenneth B. Medlock, III, Ph.D., moderator, Fellow in Energy Studies, James A.
       Baker III Institute for Public Policy

 Memorials

Officers of the Society

Past Presidents

Meetings

Preamble

Members of the Society

In Memoriam