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The "Big Freeze" - exploring the consequences of a Russian "zero gas" supply disruption

When Mar 14, 2016
from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Corpus Christi College, Trumpington Street
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Speaker: Professor Nick Butler, Kings College London

The Ukraine Crisis and the escalation of confrontation between Russia and its neighbours over the past decade are reminders that power and geopolitics are more relevant today than ever. But military confrontation is just the most extreme form of this conflict. Economic warfare, cyber attacks, and above all, energy are the new battlefields.

Professor Butler Nick Butler was Group Vice President for Strategy and Policy Development at BP from 2002 to 2006 and previously BP’s Group Policy Adviser. From 2009 to 2010 he worked for the Prime Minister as Senior Policy Adviser at 10 Downing Street. He is also energy policy adviser at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, and a Senior Adviser to Coller Capital, Linton Capital and Corporate Value Associates. From 2007 to 2009 he was Chairman of the Cambridge Centre for Energy Studies. He is a non executive Director of Cambridge Econometrics, a Trustee of Asia House, and a Vice-President of the Hay-on-Wye literary festival. He is a regular contributor to the Financial Times.

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This talk is part of the All POLIS Department Seminars and Events series.




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