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"Battles for the World Economy," a teleconference sponsored by Old Dominion University and the World Affairs Council of Hampton Roads, will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 23, at ODU's Gornto TELETECHNET Center, located on 43rd Street just west of Hampton Boulevard.

Daniel Yergin and Andy Kohut, two renowned specialists on oil markets and the global economy, will make presentations and be available for questions through a special video link with the World Affairs Councils of America in Washington, D.C.

Yergin is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of two books: "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power" and "Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy." He frequently lectures at Harvard University and serves as the chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, leading its team of international research experts.

Kohut, a nationally known pollster for the Pew Research Center, will unveil new findings on globalization. The moderator for the event will be Jerry Leach, national president of the World Affairs Councils of America.

The deadline for reservations is noon Friday, June 20; seating capacity is limited. Reservations by e-mail are preferred, at worldaffairs1@aol.com, but may also be made by calling 464-0200.

Parking is available in the garage at 43rd Street and Elkhorn Avenue or in the lot directly south of the Batten Arts and Letters Building. Light refreshments will follow the teleconference.

This article was posted on: May 29, 2003

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