Collins College of Business Energy Lecture Series

The Collins College of Business is proud to host a series of lectures presented by leading energy experts.


November 28, 2012 - Brian Lutz, Ph.D., Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment - Hydraulic Fracturing vs. Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining: Comparing Environmental Impacts
Dr. Lutz's areas of research include environmental impacts of energy extraction practices, biogeochemistry of natural and human-impacted ecosystems, and interactions of major element cycles.  He earned his doctorate in biogeochemistry at Duke University, where he held a post-doctoral research fellowship.  Dr. Lutz is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State University.

January 28, 2013 - Dr. Mark C. Thurber, Associate Director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford University - Do State-Owned Companies Have Inside Access to the World's Oil and Gas Resources?
Dr. Mark Thurber holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering (Thermosciences) and a BS from Princeton University in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with a certificate from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  His research has focused on the role of state-owned enterprises in the most important energy markets around the world.  Hr serves as an editor of the book Oil and Governance: State-owned Enterprises and the World Energy Supply.
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March 13, 2013 - Paasha Mahdavi, doctoral candidate, Dept. of Political Science, UCLA - Oil Politics in the Islamic Republic of Iran 
Paasha Mahdavi is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the Department of Political Science and Statistics.  His research is focused on the study of national oil company (NOC) governance and the political consequences of oil nationalizations.  Paasha's work on NOCs spans from Abu Dhabi (ADNOC), Qatar (QP), and Iran (NIOC), to Mexico (Pemex) and Nigeria (NNPC).  Paasha also works as an independent consultant for the Soros-funded Revenue Watch Institute in New York and the Facility for Oil Sector Transparency (FOSTER) in Nigeria.  Previously, he was a research fellow at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University, and an analyst in the Wholesale Power division at ICF International in Fairfax, Virginia.  Paasha holds a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University, and a M.A. in International Policy from Stanford University.
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April 3, 2013 - Carlos Garibaldi, Director of Business Development, Tecpetrol, Houston, TX - Political & Operational Challenges in Latin American countries 

Carlos Garibaldi has captured and managed exploration licenses, and managed merger and acquisition transactions in Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, México, Perú and USA.  He has managed or participated in exploration and production projects in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, México, Perú Trainidad & Tobago, and USA.  Carlos earned a B.Sc./M.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, a M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Tulsa, and an MBA from Rice University.  He teaches annual Strategy, Fiscal Terms, M&A, and Negotiation courses at the IAPG in Buenos Aires, as well as sporadically in several other Latin American countries.
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April 15, 2013 - Professor Adilson de Oliveira, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - The Brazilian Oil Outlook, Challenges and Opportunities (for cooperation) 
To be held in Tyrrell Hall Auditorium on The University of Tulsa campus at 7:00pm. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Professor Adilson de Oliveira is a Chemical Engineer with a Ph.D in Development Economics, from Grenoble University, Grenoble, France, and a Specialization Degree on Energy Economics from the Institut Economique et Juridique de l'Energie, Grenoble France.

Currently professor of Industrial and Energy Economics at the Institute of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, he has several papers published both in Brazilian and International Journals.  He is member of the editorial team of the International Journal of the Energy Sector Management.

He has acted as consultant to several international organizations, including the World Bank and the European Union, and to several Brazilian energy companies, the energy regulators and the Ministries of Energy and Industry.  In the last years, he has been advising the Brazilian Government on the local content policy for the oil industry.

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