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The 1973 Energy Crisis: The Oil Embargo and the New Age of Energy

October 11, 2023

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm edt


Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and the Institute of Global Politics at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Arab Oil Embargo. 

SIPA Dean Keren Yahri-Milo will provide welcome remarks, followed by a keynote address by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. Daniel Yergin that will examine the historical significance of the Embargo.

We will then move to a panel discussion focusing on the details of the Arab Oil Embargo—what happened, and how did it shake up geopolitics and the global economy? The panel will then examine the lasting effects—how it has guided policymakers in the decades since, and what lessons does it hold for the current precarious geopolitical situation? This event will provide an excellent opportunity to re-examine a pivotal moment in energy history, and one that continues to shape policymaking, in manners both subtle and obvious. 

4:30-5:00 p.m. EDT – Check-in 

5:00-6:30 p.m. EDT – Panel Discussion

Welcome Remarks:

  • Keren Yarhi-Milo, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Relations, Columbia University

Keynote Remarks: 

  • Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, S&P Global


  • Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, Global Energy & Climate Innovation Editor, The Economist


  • Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy; Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia SIPA; Professor and Co-Founding Dean Emeritus, Columbia Climate School
  • Ed Morse, Global Head, Commodities Research, Citibank
  • Meghan O’Sullivan, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School 
  • Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

This event will be hosted in person in New York City and live-streamed via Zoom. 

Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to the press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Natalie Volk ([email protected]).
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