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    Oil & Environmental Security in the Caspian and Black Seas


    The Columbia Caspian Project|
    School of International & Public Affairs
    Columbia University in New York City

    Presents a conference on Oil & Environmental Security in the Caspian and Black Seas

    October 30, 1998

    Place: Kellogg Conference Center, 15th Floor|
    International Affairs Building
    420 West 118th Street (Amsterdam Avenue)
    New York, NY 10027

    As Caspian oil production increases, concern for environmental security will intensify. Resolving this issue will require the cooperation of oil producers, government regulators, international agencies, and ecological NGOs.

    This day-long conference will gather representatives from these sectors who will address the vectors of environmental security, oil productivity, and political dynamics.

    Co-Directors: Richard Bulliet, Director, Middle East Institute; Mark von Hagen, Director, Harriman Institute

    Conference Organizer: Peter Sinnott

    This conference is made possible by a gift from the EXXON Corporation



    Continental Breakfast


    Introductory Remarks

    * Mark von Hagen, Director, Harriman Institute & Co-Director, Columbia Caspian Project


    * Tadeusz Swietochowski Monmouth University

    "The Caspian as a Region in History"

    * David Aubrey Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institute

    "The Caspian Environment"

    * Richard Levine U.S. Geological Survey

    "The Kara-Bogaz-Gul"


    * Scott Horton Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, LLP

    "Legal Implications to Proposed Divisions of the Caspian Sea"

    * Mark Rosen Captain, JAGC, US Navy

    "The Special Situation of the Bophorus"

    * James Clayton Caucasus Advisory Group and ISAR

    "Georgia: Environment and the Pipeline to the Black Sea"


    Lunch and Keynote Address

    * Faik Askerov Azerbaijan International Operating Company(AIOC)

    "The Formation of Ecological Impact Statements and their

    Co-ordination within the AIOC Consortium"


    * Douglas Blum Providence College

    "Domestic Politics and Russia's Caspian Policy"

    * Amir Badakhshan Sharif University of Technology, Iran

    "Iranian Perspectives on Environmental Problems in the Caspian Sea Region"

    * Gordon Feller Integrated Strategies

    "Caspian Oil and its Environmental Impact on Turkmenistan"

    * Kamran Abdullaev Ecoil-Ruzgar and EcoEnergy Academy of Azerbaijan

    "Environmental Issues in Azerbaijan"

    * Russell D. Tait Senior Environmental Advisor to Exxon Ventures (CIS)

    "Azerbaijan Exploration and Production Operators: Environmental Activities and Initiatives"


    Closing Remarks

    * Peter Sinnott Columbia Caspian Project

    The conference costs $300 for Corporate attendees $200 for Non-profit Columbia University faculty and students may attend for free but will be required to pay for the plated lunch. You may send a check to the

    Columbia University Caspian Project
    Middle East Institute,
    Room 1113 IAB,
    420 West 118th Street

    OR, Pay by check or cash at the time of registration.

    BUT, please register by email to:

    OR, by telephone to Peter Sinnott 212.854.2332


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