Dinner with Dr. Keith Crane of the RAND Corporation

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
6:00pm— 7:00pm
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Allegheny HYP Club

Dr. Keith Crane, Director of RAND Energy, Environment and Economic Development will share his insights on the prospective climate change legislation and the results from recent research on the impact of imported oil on U.S. National Security.


Join the Wharton Club of Western PA for an insightful discussion on prospective climate change legislation and the impact of imported oil on U.S. National Security with Dr. Keith Crane, Director of the RAND Corporation's Energy, Environment and Economic Development Program.  RAND's recent analysis found that the major risk to the United States posed by reliance on oil is the economic costs of a disruption in global oil supplies. Researchers found no evidence that oil exporters have been able to use embargoes to achieve key foreign policy goals to stop terrorist groups that depend on oil revenues to launch attacks.

In addition to working on issues within this program, Dr. Crane is also engaged in issues pertaining to Iraq, Iran, the Middle East, the transition economies of Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, China, and post-conflict nation building. He was a member of the Afghan Study Group in 2007 and in 2006 served on the Economy and Reconstruction Working Group for the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group. In the fall of 2003, Crane served as an economic policy advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad. Crane writes extensively on transition issues in policy and academic journals and briefs high level decision makers. Crane received his Ph.D. in economics from Indiana University in 1983. He was an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics at Georgetown University in 2001-2002 and in the George Mason University public policy program between 1998 and 2000. He has served as a faculty member of the RAND-UCLA Center for the Study of Soviet International Behavior and as a Fulbright Professor at the Central School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw, Poland.


Date and Time:
Tuesday, April 6 at 6pm

Allegheny HYP Club
619 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone: 412-281-5858

$12 for current dues-paying Wharton Club members and 1 guest per member.
$22 for dues-paying Penn Club members and those admitted to the Wharton PhD or MBA programs for Fall 2010.
$30 per person for standard registration.

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As dinners must be ordered in advance, all attendees must register by noon on Tuesday, April 6.

Once you register, you will be added to the event guest list, and you will receive an email confirmation. No physical ticket will be sent to you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Warren Wang at [email protected].

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