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R. James Woolsey - An Argument for Energy Independence

Complete video at: Former U.S. Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey makes an argument for American energy independence. This excerpt is taken from a discussion recorded in collaboration with the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival, and was sponsored in part by Chevron Corporation. ----- "A Conversation About Oil: Leaders Respond," with Alexander A. Karsner and R. James Woolsey at the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival. In this, its third year, Aspen Ideas Festival once again gathers scientists, artists, politicians, historians, educators, activists, and other great thinkers around some of the most important and fascinating ideas of our time. As these thinkers present their provocative ideas, they engage a sophisticated and highly motivated audience. R. James Woolsey is vice president of the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and an officer in its global resilience practice. Previously, Woolsey served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and delegate-at-large to the US-Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Talks and Nuclear and Space Arms Talks. He has also been a partner in the law firm of Shea & Gardner in Washington, DC. Woolsey is currently co-chairman (with former Secretary of State George Shultz) of the Committee on the Present Danger, as well as chairman of the advisory boards of the Clean Fuels Foundation and the New Uses Council, and a trustee of the Center for Strategic & International Studies and the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments. He also serves on the National Commission on Energy Policy.
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