SHERIDAN — On Monday, Dr. Robert F. Ichord Jr., a non-resident fellow of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, will give a presentation on changing global energy markets.

The presentation will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College.

Ichord has been at the forefront of U.S. international energy policy for more than 40 years, serving with the Department of Energy, U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of State. He served as deputy assistant secretary in the State Department Bureau of Energy Resources from 2011 through early 2016, leading high-profile efforts related to energy security and energy transformation.

In his presentation, he will share his views on changing global energy markets and their implications for U.S. domestic and foreign policy. He will address the radical shift in the U.S. position with respect to oil and gas development and exports and its impact on energy geopolitics, domestic energy markets and Wyoming’s energy resources. He has recently completed a study on China and will discuss China’s expanding role in international energy issues. Energy diversification, the increasing penetration of renewable energy and the growing energy markets in the developing world will be considered in the context of global efforts to address environment and climate issues as well as sustainable development and energy access for the poor.

Ichord’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Jean Garrison, director of the University of Wyoming Center for Global Studies. The panel will focus on the current energy situation in the U.S. and Wyoming.

Panelists will include Kipp Coddington, director of the Carbon Management Institute at the University of Wyoming; Todd O’Hair, senior manager of government affairs for Cloud Peak Energy; and Jessica Western, director of the Collaboration Program in Natural Resources, Ruckelshaus Institute at the University of Wyoming.

This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available before the program.

For more information contact Jean Garrison at 307-766-6119 or

This program is sponsored by the Center for Global Studies and School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming and Sheridan College.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.