2011 Energy Security Conference


On May 4, 2011, The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars co-hosted NBR’s seventh annual Energy Security Conference, “Asia’s Rising Energy and Resource Nationalism: Implications for the United States, China, and the Asia-Pacific Region,” in Washington, D.C.

Energy and resource security have become critical strategic issues in Asia as energy demand and import dependence rise rapidly. Regional powers, most importantly China, have responded with nationalist and mercantilist strategies to secure control over energy and commodity supplies. This zero-sum atmosphere is feeding geopolitical rivalries among China, the United States, Japan, India, and Korea. The United States has a major stake in preventing competition over energy and commodities from fueling regional strategic distrust and conflict.

Conference discussions focused on national oil and gas acquisition strategies, the connection between energy and control of the sea lanes, the impact of Asian national oil companies on the oil industry competitive landscape, and the emergence of rare earth minerals as an arena for national competition.

This flagship event of NBR’s Energy Security Program is part of an ongoing initiative that seeks
to bridge the gap between policymakers, industry leaders, and other stakeholders concerned with the future of Asian energy markets.

Speakers and Discussants

Robert Cekuta, Department of State

Edward Chow, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Bernard Cole, National Defense University

Gabriel Collins, China SignPost

Clint Cox, The Anchor House

Yufan Hao, University of Macau

Llewelyn Hughes, The George Washington University

Mikkal Herberg, The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)

Bo Kong, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Ken Koyama, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)

Tanvi Madan, University of Texas at Austin

James Manicom, Balsillie School of International Affairs

Jane Nakano, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Wang Zhen, University of Virginia, China University of Petroleum at Beijing

Robert Cekuta

Robert Cekuta
U.S. Department of State


Llewelyn Hughes

Llewelyn Hughes
The George Washington University


Tanvi Madan
University of Texas at Austin


 Gabriel Collins

Gabriel Collins
China SignPost


Bernard Cole

Bernard Cole
National Defense University


James Manicom

James Manicom
Balsillie School of International Affairs


Edward Chow, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Mikkal Herberg, The National Bureau of Asian Research; and Wang Zhen, University of Virginia/h6>


Ken Koyama, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, and Jane Nakano, Center for Strategic and International Studies


Jane Nakano, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Yufan Hao, University of Macau


Agenda and Speaker Bios

Conference Agenda | Speaker Biographies

Sponsors

Chevron
ConocoPhillips
ExxonMobil
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation
JOGMEC

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