2010 Energy Security Conference


NBR and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars invited representatives from corporations, government, and academia to analyze the growth in overland pipelines in industrializing Asia and the resulting implications for Asian regional politics and energy security geopolitics at NBR’s sixth annual Energy Security Conference.

“Pipeline Politics in Asia: The Intersection of Demand, Energy Markets, and Supply Routes” was the theme of this invitation-only conference held on May 4, 2010, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Discussions focused on oil and gas pipeline developments in in four arenas of emerging significance: Northeast Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Agenda

WELCOME

Meredith Miller, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Robert Hathaway, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

AGENDA

Mikkal Herberg, The National Bureau of Asian Research

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Ambassador Richard L. Morningstar, Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy, U.S. Department of State
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PRESENTATIONS

The Geopolitics of Northeast Asia’s Pipeline Development

Shoichi Itoh, Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia

Discussants:

Matthew Sagers, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates

Zhao Hongtu, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations

Central Asia’s Pipelines: Field of Dreams and Realities

Edward C. Chow and Leigh E. Hendrix, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Discussants:

Fiona Hill, The Brookings Institution

Martha Brill Olcott, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

India’s Gas Pipeline Efforts—an Analysis of the Problems That Have Prevented Success

Marie Lall, Chatham House and IOE, University of London

Discussant:

James Clad, National Defense University

The Geopolitics of the Myanmar-China Oil and Gas Pipelines

Bo Kong, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Discussant:

Catharin Dalpino, Georgetown University

CONCLUDING REMARKS

Mikkal Herberg, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Agenda, Speaker Bios, and Attendee List

Agenda | Speaker Biographies | Conference Attendees

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