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Jones Seminar: Geopolitics of Energy Transitions



3:30pm - 4:30pm ET


Meeting ID: 968 7124 1714
Passcode: 442166

The impacts on countries and between countries of the many ongoing energy transitions is exceedingly difficult to predict. With support from the German government, we undertook a scenario exercise to help consider implications for decisionmakers out to 2100 in areas as disparate as critical minerals, energy poverty, and the changing landscape for oil and gas. We consider the implications on geopolitics through an international relations, security, environment, and technology lens.

About the Speaker(s)

Morgan Bazilian
Director, Payne Institute, Professor of Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines

Morgan Bazilian

Previously the lead energy specialist at the World Bank, and a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Morgan Bazilian has over two decades of experience in the energy sector and is regarded as a leading expert in international affairs, policy and investment.

Dr. Bazilian holds two master’s degrees and a PhD in energy systems and markets. He has published more than 140 articles in learned journals and his book, Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security, is considered a seminal piece in the area of energy finance and security.

Bazilian is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Advisory Council on Energy, as well as the Global Advisory Council of the Sustainable Finance Programme at Oxford University. Previously, he was a Deputy Director at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory and a senior diplomat at the United Nations. Earlier in his career, he worked in the Irish Government as Principal Advisor to the Energy Minister, and was the Deputy CEO of the Irish National Energy Agency. He was also the European Union’s lead negotiator on low-carbon technology at the United Nations climate negotiations and has testified before the US Senate and the Irish Oireachtas on issues of energy security.


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