Uzi Landau, Israeli minister of energy and water resources, will discuss new natural gas discoveries off the coast of Israel, their impact on the nation’s standing in the Middle East and the importance of this new energy resource in the context of current regional events at 6 p.m. May 2 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Landau, who has held central positions in the Israeli cabinet and as a member of the Knesset since 1984, was a senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism of Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya from 2006 to 2008. He has published numerous articles on foreign policy, strategic and security affairs, and transportation planning. Landau received his Ph.D. in 1976 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is available here, where the presentation will also be webcast.