Israeli energy minister to discuss natural gas discoveries May 2 at Baker Institute

David Ruth

HOUSTON – (April 26, 2012) – 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.

Who: Uzi Landau, Israeli minister of energy and water resources.

What: Discussion on the significance of the Tamar and Leviathan natural gas discoveries.

When: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2.

Where: Rice University’s Baker Institute, Baker Hall, 6100 Main St.

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.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to David Ruth at or 713-348-6327.

About David Ruth

David Ruth is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.