September 16, 2009, Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki

(Click to enlarge) Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki discusses world energy issues.

Outlook for Global Energy Markets after the Great Recession: With Perspectives on China and Iran


(Washington D.C.) September 16– East-West Center Senior Fellow and energy expert Fereidun Fesharaki discussed the “Outlook for Global Energy Markets after the Great Recession: With Perspectives on China and Iran” at a public forum co-sponsored by the East-West Center in Washington and the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS).


Dr. Fesharaki addressed critical questions such as: Will growth re-emerge to pre-crisis levels? Will production keep up with resumed growth? What will the implications be for prices? He also addressed the strategic policy imperatives for China and the latest developments in the Iranian oil and gas industry. He concluded by linking these key players together and analyzing the policy implications for the United States.


Fereidun Fesharaki is chairman of FACTS Global Energy, an energy consultancy firm with offices in Singapore, London and Hawaii; and also a CSIS Senior Associate in the Energy and National Security Program. He is co-editor of the East-West Center publication Asia’s Energy Future: Regional Dynamics and Global Implications, and he serves on the boards of several institutions including: the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME), the premier international energy futures and commodities exchange in the Middle East; the Advisory Board of Nippon Oil, Japan's largest oil company; the American Iranian Council; the Council on Foreign Relations; and the National Petroleum Council in Washington D.C.


To view additional information about this seminar, including an audio recording of the presentation, please visit the  CSIS website.