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Managing Oil, Gas and Mining Governance in Exceptional Times

7 December 2021–25 January 2022

  • Event

  • Starting 2:00PM

  • Ending 3:30PM EDT

  • Online

  • Applications closed

Online series in discussion with Paul Collier in partnership with the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Countries with non-renewable resource wealth face both an opportunity and a challenge. When used well, these resources can create greater prosperity for current and future generations. Squandered, they can cause economic instability, social conflict and lasting environmental damage. In the drive to benefit from resource wealth, the decisions of governments, companies and citizens all matter—and often they go wrong.

Join Sir Paul Collier, professor of economics and public policy at the Blavatnik School of Government in conversation with global experts from the private and public sector on challenges the oil, gas and mining industry is facing in the era of rising commodity prices and the need to reduce carbon emissions.

Paul Collier in Conversation with Sheila Khama 

Sheila Khama, former CEO of De Beers Botswana and natural resources policy advisor at the World Bank and African Development Bank, reflected on the role the private sector has played in Botswana’s economic development, which was shaped by diamond mining. 

Paul Collier in Conversation with Spencer Dale

Spencer Dale, chief economist at BP and former chief economist of the Bank of England, reflected on how climate change will shape the future of the oil and gas industry. 

Tom Butler, mining sector specialist and former CEO of the International Council on Metals & Mining, shared insights on current challenges that the mining industry is facing.

Paul Collier in Conversation with Carole Nakhle

Carole Nakhle, Director and Founder of Crystol Energy and an energy economist, reflected on the implications of the energy transition for the Oil and Gas sector.

These events were brought to you in partnership with the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.