The Oxford Princeton Programme Announces Highly-Anticipated Oil and Gas Geopolitics Course to Debut in Europe and North America

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The Oxford Princeton Programme, the world's leading provider of education and training solutions to the energy, commodity and derivatives markets, is pleased to announce its newest course: The Changing Geopolitics of Oil and Gas: Identifying and Managing Political Risk (GEOP)

The Oxford Princeton Programme, the world's leading provider of education and training solutions to the energy, commodity and derivatives markets, is pleased to announce its newest course:

The Changing Geopolitics of Oil and Gas: Identifying and Managing Political Risk (GEOP)

21 - 22 April 2008
London, UK

9 - 10 July 2008
Princeton, NJ

This two-day workshop explores geopolitical context within which oil and gas companies operate and how it affects daily business practices. This will be done with a view toward understanding particular geographical locales and associated political risks. Regions to be covered include: United States, Africa, Latin America, and Middle East and Asia. Special emphasis will be placed on the rise of resource nationalism, as evidenced by the more than 100 national oil companies that currently exist. Moreover, political risk tools and strategies will be presented so that delegates learn concrete skills that they can use in their work.

"Geopolitical risk has risen to the forefront for all decision-making energy participants," says Jobert E. Abueva, Global Marketing Director, The Oxford Princeton Programme. "We are committed to offering the most comprehensive unbiased view of this critical consideration and are pleased to provide a global view on the matter."    

The course identifies specific above-ground political risks in the oil and gas industry. Hence all energy professionals involved in considering political risk mitigation strategies including executives, middle managers, analysts, in-house lawyers, project managers and government officials are encouraged to attend.

Dr. Eva Thorne will lead this educational event. She is a founder and principal of Corporate Governance Solutions and is a political risk specialist. She holds an undergraduate degree in history from Harvard University and a doctorate in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Ms. Thorne has expertise in natural resources and emerging markets. She has lectured widely on issues of political risk, corporate social responsibility and governance in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. Ms. Thorne writes and publishes on political risk in oil, gas, and mining for business journals and has lectured on these topics at industry conferences. She is completing a book on the politics of reform at the World Bank and is working on another book project on indigenous communities, land titling and extractive industries. She has lived and worked all over the developing world and speaks Spanish and Portuguese.
For a complete course outline and for other information, visit http://www.oxfordprinceton.com.

This course offers a certificate upon successful completion and seats are limited to ensure proper in-depth coverage. For those with widespread company interest, this course may also be scheduled as an on-site presentation.

For all inquires on this or The Oxford Princeton Programme's wide array of training options, please contact Kristi Ruskuski at +1 (609) 524-1122 or via email kruskuski @ oxfordprinceton.com.

About The Oxford Princeton Programme, Inc.
The Oxford Princeton Programme, Inc., with regional offices in Princeton, NJ, Oxford, UK and Singapore, is the world's leading provider of training solutions to the energy, commodity and derivatives industries. In addition to PrincetonLive.com, which offers more than 25 energy and commodity web-based training modules, The Oxford Princeton Programme provides more than 70 instructor-led training courses. Designed for all levels of expertise, courses include views of oil, power, natural gas and a variety of other energy, commodity and derivatives topics.

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