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Welcome Back to Boom-Bust Oil Prices?

Visiting lecture by distinguished energy analyst, Robert McNally, founder and President of the The Rapidan Group.  Mr. McNally's lecture will place the current volatility in global oil markets in historical perspective and offer advice on what to expect from oil markets in the future.

Mr. McNally has more than 25 years of government and market experience as an international energy consultant, investment strategist and White House policy official. From 2001 to 2003, he served as the top international and domestic energy adviser on the White House staff, holding the posts of Special Assistant to the President on the National Economic Council and, in 2003, Senior Director for International Energy on the National Security Council.  Mr. McNally has testified to Congress on energy markets and national security, published on energy in Foreign Affairs (co-authored with Michael Levi) and has been interviewed by CNN, The Economist, NPR, Financial Times, Washington PostNew York Times, Bloomberg News and other leading journals and programs.  He is a Member of the National Petroleum Council and is a non-resident fellow at the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy.

Mr. McNally is the author of the recently published book, Crude Volatility: The History and the Future of Boom-Bust Oil Prices (Columbia University Press, 2017).  "An excllent biography of a world-famous character known for volatility and violent mood swings, sometimes reviled but always a player in the world economy and politics -- the oil price."  Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer-Prize Winning author of The Prize and Vice Chairman of IHS Market.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Tyler Priest in advance at or 319-335-2096.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Seamans Center, 1505
103 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, Iowa