This is a listing of older East-West Center events (newer listed first). See Events to get the list of current or upcoming events.
“Powering the Future: Energy Sources and Alternatives”
During the Honolulu, Hawaii, portion of the program, Jefferson Fellows will explore the challenges that face the Asia Pacific region in developing energy sources and meeting the broader social, economic and political considerations that frame energy-related decisions. Fellows will also look at overall U.S.-Asia Pacific relations. The following 21-day study tour program will include site visits and meetings with government officials, business leaders, environmental experts and industry analysts in Houston, Texas, one of the world’s major oil and gas cities; in Sacramento, California, capital of a state ranked 2nd in U.S. energy consumption and known for its policies promoting energy diversity and combating global warming; in Seoul, South Korea, capital of an energy resource-poor country that imports about 97 percent of its energy requirements and where nuclear energy provides 40 percent of the country’s electricity; and in Beijing, China, where policymakers strive to fuel a booming economy and at the same time grapple with environmental degradation. Journalists will also have an opportunity to learn about political, economic, security, social and cultural issues in the countries they visit.