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Oil And America's Foreign Relations

Jul 15, 2013

Jay Hakes' book, published in 2008
Credit Jay Hakes / JayHakes.com

 America has had a long and complicated history with foreign oil, with a specific impact on our political relationships abroad.

Tuesday on Up To Date, we're joined by Jay Hakes to discuss the role that oil has played in our foreign relations. He’s an energy analyst and director of the Carter Presidential Library and Museum and the author of a book about what freedom from foreign oil can do for our country. 

HEAR MORE: Jay Hakes will be speaking at the Harry S. Truman Library auditorium, 500 W. U.S. Hwy. 24 in Independence, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16.

Jay Hakes has a long history working on energy issues, including assistant to Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus during the Carter administration, Director of the Governor's Energy Office for Florida Governor (later U. S. Senator) Bob Graham, Administrator of the highly regarded, nonpartisan Energy Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy during the Clinton administration, and Director for Research and Policy for President's Obama's BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Commission. He speaks widely on contemporary energy issues and the modern presidency, combining both interests in his book, A Declaration of Energy Independence (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008). Hakes began his career teaching political science at the University of New Orleans and holds a Ph.D. from Duke University. Since 2000, he has served as Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta.