NAFTA and North American Energy: What Comes Next?

September 7, 2017 - 8:30 am

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th ST NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC

NAFTA and North American Energy: What Comes Next?

Special Remarks:

The Hon. Michael McCaul
Congressman (R-TX 10th District)
US House of Representatives

A conversation with:
David L. Goldwyn
Chairman of the Advisory Group, Global Energy Center; 
Nonresident Senior Energy Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council

Jeffrey J. Schott
Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics

Chris Davy
Director, Office of Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy, 
Bureau of Energy Resources
US Department of State

Moderated by:
Amy Harder
Energy Reporter

Introduced by:
Jason Marczak
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

NAFTA renegotiations – soon to enter their second round – have the potential to further transform North America’s energy sector into a global competitor. From the US shale revolution, to Mexico’s revitalized energy sector and Canada’s vast reserves, how can a modernized NAFTA expand US energy markets and maximize the competitiveness of the hemisphere’s economy?

Join Chairman Michael McCaul (TX) and a distinguished panel of experts on Thursday, September 7, from 8:30 am to 10:00 am, for a timely conversation on how energy issues should be addressed through a new NAFTA. In our latest Spotlight publication, to be released that morning, Chair of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center Advisory Board and Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Senior Nonresident Fellow David Goldwyn outlines four ways that NAFTA can improve energy market integration and competitiveness.

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record.



Congressman Michael McCaul is currently serving his seventh term representing Texas' 10th District in the United States Congress. The 10th Congressional District of Texas stretches from Austin to the Houston suburbs, and includes Austin, Bastrop, Colorado, Fayette, Harris, Lee, Travis, Washington and Waller Counties. On January 3, 2013 - the beginning of the 113th Congress - Congressman McCaul became Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. Congressman McCaul is also the Chairman of the US-Mexico Inter-Parliamentary Group (IPG). Every year the group meets to discuss issues and events involving the two nations. These meetings give both American and Mexican lawmakers the opportunity to address the challenges facing our two countries. Congressman McCaul also serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs working to ensure our national security is strong. David L. Goldwyn is chairman of the Global Energy Center's Advisory Group, a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, and president of Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC, an international energy advisory consultancy. He served as the US Department of State's special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs from 2009 to 2011, reporting directly to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In this position, Goldwyn conceived and developed the Global Shale Gas Initiative and the Energy Governance and Capacity Initiative, led ministerial-level energy dialogues with Angola, Canada, China, India, Iraq, Mexico, Nigeria, and Brazil, and co-chaired a regional biofuels initiative with Brazil. Goldwyn served the US government as assistant secretary of energy for international affairs (1999-2001), counselor to the secretary of Energy (1998-99); national security deputy to US Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson (1997-98); chief of staff to the undersecretary of state for political affairs (1993-97); and an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the State Department (1991-92).

Jeffrey J. Schott joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics in 1983 and is a senior fellow working on international trade policy and economic sanctions. During his tenure at the institute, Schott was also a visiting lecturer at Princeton University (1994) and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University (1986–88). He was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1982–83) and an official of the US Treasury Department (1974–82) in international trade and energy policy. During the Tokyo Round of multilateral trade negotiations, he was a member of the US delegation that negotiated the GATT Subsidies Code. Since January 2003, he has been a member of the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee of the US government. He is also a member of the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy.

Amy Harder covers energy and climate change for Axios, and writes a weekly column called Harder Line. She reports on big trends and exclusive scoops, and analyzes news driving the debate about energy and climate change. Harder’s coverage includes congressional legislation, regulations, lobbying, and international policy actions affecting the United States. Previously, she covered similar issues for The Wall Street Journal, based out of its Washington, DC, bureau. Amy Harder has appeared on CSPAN, MSNBC, the Charlie Rose Show and NPR, among other media outlets. Earlier in her career, she also covered energy and other issues for National Journal, based in Washington, DC.