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Mohammed Akacem

Guy Caruso

Expert Speakers to Examine the Economics of Oil and the Price at the Pump

Just as gasoline prices are back on the rise, two distinguished experts will visit BW to delve into domestic and Middle East oil production and how they effect the price we all pay to gas up.

The Buckhorn Chair lecture in economics, titled "What Will the Middle East and U.S. Domestic Oil Situation Mean to You at the Gas Pump?," will take place March 21 at 8 p.m. in Sandstone III, Strosacker Hall, 120 E. Grand St., Berea. Dr. Mohammed Akacem, professor of economics at Metropolitan State University of Denver, will appear alongside Guy Caruso, an adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C. The talk is free and open to the public.

Mohammed Akacem Widely Published

A specialist on Middle East and North African energy and economic development, Akacem has written and published in refereed journals and the popular press, including the The Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times, Washington Times, Christian Science Monitor and Jeune Afrique (France). He has worked for the International Center for Energy and Economic Development in Boulder, Colo., as well as the Saudi Fund for Development in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Akacem also served as faculty director of Metropolitan State's Kuwait Study Abroad program. He earned his B.A. with honors in Great Britain and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Colorado.

Guy Caruso's Distinguished International Career

Before joining the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Caruso forged a distinguished forty-year international career in high levels of the U.S Government, including stints as the administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Agency (2002-08); a director at the International Energy Agency in Paris, France; and, at the CIA as Senior Economic Analyst, Office of Economic Research.

Caruso holds an M.P.A. from the Harvard JFK School for Government. He was awarded the French National Order of Merit and garnered several U.S. Department of Energy Performance Awards, most notably the Secretary of Energy commendation for performance during Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

About the Buckhorn Chair in Economics

The Buckhorn Chair in Economics at Baldwin Wallace University was established in January 1983 through a gift from Buckhorn, Inc., of Cincinnati, Ohio (a subsidiary of Myers Industries). The chair enables a faculty member to conduct research in economic thought; economic, political, and social issues; economic growth; and applied economics. The scope of the Buckhorn Chair includes teaching, research and establishment of linkages between the academic and business communities.

Posted February 2013


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