Book Launch: Asia's Energy Future: Regional Dynamics and Global Implications


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Special Briefing Co-Sponsored by the East-West Center and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

When: Apr 24 2008 (All day)
Where: 385 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510-- 9:00- 11:00 AM

Energy security ranks as one of the highest-priority issues in Asia and the Pacific.The East and South Asia region is the fastest growing oil consumer in the world, and because the region has such a small percentage of the world's oil reserves, it is the most highly dependent on oil imports of any world region. In the future, Asia will become even more dependent on imports as its energy needs expand with changing lifestyles and overall economic growth. Fereidun Fesharaki and Kang Wu, two leading international energy experts based at the East-West Center, will discuss the trends and challenges of the region's energy security landscape in a briefing on their new edited volume, Asia's Energy Future: Regional Dynamics and Global Implications (East-West Center, 2007), a pioneering study of Asia's role in global oil and energy markets and implications for the environment and the region's overall energy security. Copies of the book will be available at the event.

Fereidun Fesharaki is Senior Fellow and Leader, Energy Economics Group, at the East-West Center, and President and CEO of FACTS Global Energy in Honolulu, Hawai'i, as well as a Senior Associate at CSIS. He has been an adviser to major energy companies and governments all over the world.He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.In he 1993 served as President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), the key professional organization representing some 3,000 energy economists in more than 70 countries. He has published more than 70 papers and edited or authored 25 books and monographs. In 1995, he was elected Senior Fellow of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics for distinguished service in the field of energy economics.

Kang Wu is Senior Fellow, Energy Economics Group, at the East-West Center. An energy expert on China, his research includes energy modeling and Asia Pacific energy demand forecasting. In 2003, Dr. Wu testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on the impact of China's energy demand on the rest of the world.He is the author or co-author of numerous journal articles, project reports, professional studies, conference papers, books, and other publications.

Light refreshments will be served at this event. Please RSVP to Alison Hazell at [email protected] by Monday, April 21.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Alison Hazell
Phone: 202-293-3995