Past Event

Preventing and Managing Conflict in Energy and Other Natural Resource Investment Relations

March 13, 2009
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Columbia University, New York

At a time when investment relations in the field of energy and other natural resources are marked by tensions, this Symposium was an opportunity to foster a dialogue among policy makers, practitioners and academics on the present state of investment relations in energy and other natural resources, and especially on the ways to prevent or at least to manage and resolve conflicts successfully between investors and host countries.

Distinguished panelists and keynote speakers discussed the interplay of “national interest” (and related concepts) and the uncertainty that the evolving definition of such concepts means for international investment relations, especially in the field of energy and other natural resources. The program also considered the spectrum of national perspectives on natural resources and energy development relating to major resource holding countries, and how these various national perspectives can inform the policy, regulatory and contractual dialogues.

Read the Rapporteur’s Report from the Symposium.

See the final program and participant list.