Murky Waters: Natural Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Washington, DC
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Simon Henderson, Director, Gulf and Energy Policy Program, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Amos J. Hochstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy, Bureau of Energy Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Malek Takieddine, Partner, Al Jad Legal Services, Lebanon

Moderated by:
Michael Ratner, Specialist in Energy Policy, Congressional Research Service

Event Information
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 736-2526

Since the discovery of natural gas deposits in the Mediterranean basin in 2010, wars of words and border-litigation battles have emerged among the regional stakeholders, including Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. This roundtable of experts will shed light on the struggle that has emerged in the region following the discovery of oil and gas reserves, especially its impact on Lebanon.

Panelists will explore the geopolitical challenges and opportunities arising from energy resource exploration in the eastern Mediterranean as well as the legal aspects surrounding maritime border disputes and exclusive-economic-zones and commercial benefits.

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