Symposium - China, Energy and U.S. Security
At Pacific Basin Institute
Thursday, March 02, 2006
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Pacific Basin Institute
Edmunds Ballroom at Smith Campus Center
170 E. Sixth St
The following blurb is from the organizers of the symposium:
China’s worldwide search for energy and industrial raw materials directly challenges America’s long domination of the energy marketplace. Once an oil exporter, China now is responsible for almost one-third of the world’s growth in oil demand. In addition, China’s government-run oil search, uninhibited by concerns for human rights, is turning to Iran, Venezuela, and Sudan, while China extends its trade network in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Already Chinese energy needs are seriously competing with American; while the PRC’s accompanying military build-up has alarmed some U.S. strategists. We are not yet facing a trade or market war; but with energy consumption soaring in both countries, it is imperative that we find ways of accommodating China’s economic growth without injuring our own.
In a day-long symposium, chaired by former Brookings President Michael Armacost, PBI sets out to explore this pressing national issue. Armacost has been U.S. ambassador to Japan and the Republic of the Philippines and is currently at Stanford University. Presenters: Edward Chow, former fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; David Fridley, leader, China Energy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Mikkal Herberg, director, Asian Security Program, National Bureau of Asian Research; and Minxin Pei, senior associate and director, China Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Commentators, all from Pomona College: David Arase, associate professor of politics; David Elliott, H. Russell Smith Professor of International Relations; John Jurewitz, senior economist, Southern California Edison, and lecturer in economics.
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