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Lecture Series

The School of Energy Economics, Policy and Commerce sponsors an ongoing lecture series on topics of interest across the global energy complex. The earliest of these lectures were co-sponsored by the National Energy Policy Institute (NEPI).

The lecture series program brings recognized scholars and industry experts to campus from around the globe to for purposes of broadening the conversation about industry and enhancing awareness of issues beyond those facing the local community. All lectures are held on The University of Tulsa campus or at signature venues around Tulsa and are free and open to the public. Video recordings of the some of the lectures are available.


Lutz, B., 2012, Hydraulic fracturing versus mountaintop-removal coal mining: comparing environmental impacts. The University of Tulsa

Mahdavi, P. (UCLA), 2013. Politics in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The University of Tulsa.

Thurber, M. (Stanford University), 2013. Do State Owned Companies have Inside Access to the World’s Oil and Gas Resources? The University of Tulsa.

De Oliverira, A. (Institute of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), 2013, The Brazilian oil outlook: challenges and opportunities (for cooperation). The University of Tulsa

Garibaldi, C. (Tecpetrol), 2013. Political and operational challenges for the oil industry in Latin American countries. The University of Tulsa.

Ritter, B. (Former Governor of Colorado & Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University), 2014, Transforming the energy paradigm in America. The University of Tulsa.

Tezak, C. (Managing Director, Clearview Energy Partners), 2015. Energy Infrastructure Needs and Options. The Summit, Tulsa, OK (in conjunction with the 2015 Energy Business Leadership Dinner).

Abraham, K. (Executive Editor, World Oil), 2016, World Oil North American Outlook. Renaissance Hotel, Tulsa, OK (in conjunction with the 2016 Energy Business Leadership Dinner), in partnership with Energy Advocates.