2010 Oil Spill Symposium


2010 Oil Spill Symposium

Thursday, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UH Hilton Hotel

Video from the Symposium is now available


The BP-Deep Water Horizon disaster in the Gulf has galvanized the general public and the academic community about our energy choices and our environment. The blowout and oil spill and its potential environmental, energy, and regulatory implications offers an opportunity for scholars and experts to come together to reflect on the myriad challenges we have faced in the past and on the challenges we are certain to face in the near future.

The University of Houston will host an oil spill symposium on Thursday, September 23, 2010 to address some on the historical and ongoing questions about energy production, oil spill response, environmental impact, and government regulation that are key to understanding this accident. This symposium will be structured as an interdisciplinary roundtable discussion with three sessions led by a panel of experts with backgrounds in history, resource management, science, policy, law, and industry. Moderators will guide a Q&A discussion among the panelist and audience members. The symposium will be sponsored by the UH Center for Public History and the UH Energy Management and Policy Group.

The event was in the Hilton Hotel on the University of Houston Campus, Plaza Room 247

News coverage of the 2010 Oil Spill Symposium