Evaluating Energy Security in Asian Countries

Date: 
October 4, 2010 - 12:30 - 13:30
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
608
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Presenter(s): 
Benjamin K. Sovacool
CEU organizer(s): 
Jessica Jewell

This seminar will explore the most important energy security challenges facing Asian countries.  It will also discuss ways of measuring and evaluating national performance on energy security issues, with an emphasis on least developed and developing economies.

A seminar by Benjamin K. Sovacool who is currently an Assistant Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is also a Research Fellow in the Energy Governance Program at the Centre on Asia and Globalisation.  He received his PhD in science and technology studies from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. His research interests include the barriers to alternative sources of energy supply such as renewable electricity generators and distributed generation, the politics of large-scale energy infrastructure, designing public policy to improve energy security, and building adaptive capacity and resilience to climate change in least developed Asian countries. He is the author of The Dirty Energy Dilemma: What’s Blocking Clean Power in the United States and the co-editor of Energy and American Society – Thirteen Myths.