Emerging Energy Scenarios in the Middle East: Challenges and Implications
Friday, May 22, 2015 at AUB - College Hall - B1 Auditorium
The Munib and Angela Masri Institute of Energy and Natural Resources (Masri Institute) at AUB hosted its 5th International Workshop on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. The workshop was titled: “Emerging Energy Scenarios in the Middle East: Challenges and Implications” and brought together academics, energy experts and policy makers to thoroughly assess the different energy pathways proposed for the region. The workshop established a Middle East energy network with a goal to promote research, outreach activities and connectivity among energy experts.
Welcoming Remarks:• Dr. Makram Suidan, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at AUB• Dr. Ahmad Dallal, AUB Provost• Trustee Munib R. Masri; Chairman, Engineering & Development Group (Edgo)• Mr. Wissam Zahabi, Lebanese Petroleum Authority • Dr. Mohamad Roumie, Lebanese National Research Council
Panel 1: Nuclear Power in the Middle East: Country and Policy PerspectiveModerator: Dr. Mohamad Roumie, Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission• Prof. Kamal J. Araj - Vice Chairman; Commissioner for Nuclear Power ReactorPresentation Title: “Nuclear Energy in the Region and Policy Implications”• Dr. Maher Alodan – Director of Research and Development and Innovation, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy.Presentation Title: “Saudi Arabia plans in investing in nuclear and solar power and associated technological and policy challenges”• Dr. Dmitry Konukhov – Research Associate at the Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS), Russia.Presentation Title: "Prospects for nuclear energy development in the Middle East"
Panel 3: Hydrocarbons and the Transition to Alternative Energy ResourcesModerator: Dr. Nesreene Ghaddar, AUB Faculty• Prof. Giacomo Luciani, Co-Director, Executive Master in International Oil and Gas Leadership; Graduate Institute, Geneva. Presentation Title: “The implications of the shale revolution on oil prices and the functioning of oil markets.”• Dr. Mohamad Ahmad – Coordinator of the Chemical Engineering Program, AUB Presentation Title: “Integrating Renewable Energies into Mainstream Chemical Processes”