UNH Hosts Oil and Energy Analyst Matthew Simmons April 23
Contact:  Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
April 16, 2007

DURHAM, N.H. -- Matthew Simmons, a banking and investment advisor to the oil industry for more than 35 years, will speak at the University of New Hampshire Monday, April 23, 2007, at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of Huddleston Hall on Main Street. His talk is free and open to the public.

Simmons has served as a key advisor to the Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney’s 2001 Energy Task Force and the Council on Foreign Relations. The oil and energy analyst is author of Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy, which was featured in the film End of Suburbia.

According to Nobel Laureate Richard Smalley, Simmons' book is “likely to be the most important book ever written about oil,” and the Washington Post says “the answers Simmons provides in Twilight in the Desert are nothing less than alarming - all the more so because of his pro-industry sympathies and the prodigious and fair-minded reasoning he brings to the task.”

Discussion will be moderated by John Carroll, university dialogue author and professor of natural resources. The University Dialogue is an ongoing effort to engage the UNH community in a series of discussions and activities that explore a common theme. This year’s theme is energy.