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The Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS) and The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD) present:


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September 27, 2004
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
13th Floor
Washington DC 20045

Since September 11 it has become increasingly evident that terrorist organizations of global reach like al Qaeda have identified the world’s energy system as a major vulnerability and a certain way to deliver a blow to America's oil dependent economy as well as global economy at large. Throughout the world oil installations such as pipelines, refineries, processing facilities, tankers and oil employees are being attacked while threats to our power grid are mounting.

On September 27, 2004, the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS) and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD) will host a symposium to assess the threat to the global energy system and how to address it.

The conference will bring together leading experts on national security and energy to address the following questions:

  • How vulnerable to terrorism is oil infrastructure in the Persian Gulf?
  • How vulnerable are energy transportation routes?
  • How vulnerable is the U.S. energy system?
  • Can we defend the world’s oil and gas market from supply disruptions?

Conference Agenda

0845-0915 Registration and breakfast
0915-0945 Event Chair: Anne Korin, Director of Policy and Strategic Planning, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS)
Opening remarks: Robert C. McFarlane, former National Security Adviser to President Ronald Reagan, Chairman and CEO, Energy and Communication Solutions
0945-1100 Panel 1: Security at the generating points
Chair: Claudia Rosett, Journalist-in-residence, The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
Dr. Gal Luft, Executive Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS): Oil as terror’s next target
Neal Adams, author Terrorism & Oil: Terrorism and oil infrastructure
Robert Baer, Former CIA officer, author Sleeping with the Devil: Terrorism and oil in Saudi Arabia
Dr. Ariel Cohen, Research Fellow on energy security, The Heritage Foundation: Russia, Central Asia and Venezuela
1115-1220 Panel 2: Securing energy facilities at home
Chair: Bart Marcois, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, US Department of Energy
Kendra Martin, Manager of Security Issues, American Petroleum Institute: Securing refineries and pipelines in the U.S.
Lou Leffler, Manager of Critical Infrastructure Protection, North American Electric Reliability Council: Protecting the grid: physical and cyber security
Steve Floyd, Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute: Securing nuclear power plants
Concluding remarks: R. James Woolsey, Fmr. Director of the CIA

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