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Asia's New Energy Security Challenges

Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies

01/16/2013, 05:00pm-06:30pm
Location: The Great Hall, UC San Diego
Open to: Public
Event email: ivakostova@ucsd.edu

Speaker: Nobuo Tanaka, Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability, Institute for Energy Economics
Hisashi Yoshikawa, Project Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
David Victor, Professor, IR/PS and Director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation (ILAR)

Registration is required for this event

Among the topics explored by the panelists will be how the United States and Japan can lead in the creation of a new governance mechanism in energy security in Asia, and Japan’s perspective on lessons learned from the recent tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear plant accident.

Panelists' Bio:

Mr. Nobuo Tanaka is one of the leading experts on energy policy in Japan. He was Executive Director of the International Energy Agency in Paris from 2007 – 2011. He is now Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability at the Institute for Energy Economics, Japan ("Eneken") in Tokyo.

Professor Hisashi Yoshikawa is Project Professor of the Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo, and is a leading expert in policy planning and implementation particularly in the field of energy. He worked both in the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


Professor David G. Victor is Professor at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and Director of the School’s Laboratory on International Law and Regulation (ILAR). His research focuses on how the design of regulatory law affects issues such as environmental pollution and the operation of major energy markets.

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