The National Security Forum presents
Dr. John Scire
American Energy Independence:
A Realistic Goal? At What Cost?
The Ramada, Wednesday, February 6, 9 am
Dr. John Scire is a leading expert on energy trends, both as an adjunct professor and as an investment advisor. He will review the revolutionary changes, especially in oil and gas production, and particularly in North America and the United States. Just a few years ago, experts were predicting the world had reached “peak oil” and that oil and gas production would begin a steady decline. However, aided specifically by new drilling techniques (hydraulic fracturing) it now appears that the US might achieve energy independence in a relatively short period of time. If so, what are the national security implications of the tectonic shift in the nation’s energy balance?
In this talk, John will discuss the potential as well as the pitfalls ahead in achieving energy self-sufficiency, the revolutionary changes brought about by shale rock exploitation, and the extraordinary success that the rapid expansion of natural gas production has generated. Scire will look at the national security implications of this revolution in oil/gas production, the prospects for future “resource wars” (particularly by China with its neighbors), and U.S. policy in the volatile Middle East (as John says, “Goodbye CENTCOM?”).
Dr. Scire has taught Energy Policy at UNR as an Adjunct Professor for 15 years and has published numerous articles and one book on Energy Policy. His fulltime occupation is that of a Financial Advisor where has focused on energy-related investments. He has also served thirty years in the Active and Reserve Army and Marine Corps in infantry, intelligence, civil affairs, and psychological warfare assignments.
Please join us for what will be a very interesting discussion. A full breakfast will be served ($15 at the door; $5 for students with ID), so recommend you arrive by 8:30 to enjoy some coffee and conversation.