September 17, 2015 // 9:00am — 4:00pm
The Mexico and Canada Institutes of the Woodrow Wilson Center are pleased to invite you to the Second Annual North American Energy Forum, featuring keynote speaker Mexican Under-Secretary of Energy for Electricity, Cesar Hernández Ochoa.
Bring Your Own Lunch (BYOL) Policy Roundtable "Taxing Fracking in the Shale Era" with Barry Rabe, PhD
September 01, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
As the shale boom shifts the centers of oil and natural gas production in North America, severance taxes collected at the point of extraction have taken on increased importance for sub-national jurisdictions. Barry Rabe, PhD, will discuss what these new sources of revenue mean for increasingly cash-strapped states and provinces and which methods appear to be the most effective from a revenue and carbon-reduction perspective.
Bring Your Own Lunch (BYOL) Policy Roundtable "The Left Turn in Alberta: What Does it Mean for the Energy Industry and for the Canadian Federal Election?"
August 06, 2015 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
The New Democratic Party’s stunning election victory in Alberta this spring has added another wrinkle to the already tumultuous story of Alberta’s, and Canada’s, year in energy. David Docherty discussed how the new government’s policies could affect energy production in Alberta and what the NDP’s win in Alberta could mean for the federal election in the fall.
July 30, 2015 // 9:30am — 11:30am
China Environment Forum
Despite China’s slowing domestic economic growth, global foreign direct investment (FDI) by Chinese companies increased 14 percent in the first half of this year. Here in the United States, many of those investments are fueling new U.S. clean energy projects in solar, wind, battery storage, and other emerging clean-tech sectors. When channeled correctly these investments can be a boon for the U.S. energy economy.
July 09, 2015 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
Middle East Program
Iran hopes that the pending nuclear framework agreement will lead to much needed foreign investment in its oil and gas sector. Insofar as eased sanctions permit, billions of dollars will be needed to reverse production declines and re-establish production growth. How realistic are Iran’s aspirations to attract such investment, and what increased production and exports can be reasonably expected over the near to medium term?
June 22, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As momentum builds towards the negotiation of the Sustainable Development Goals and UN climate change summit later this year, the G7 countries – France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada, the UK, and the United States – have made a strong statement about the importance of climate security risks. A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks, an independent report commissioned by G7 foreign ministers and authored by a consortium of international organizations including the Wilson Center, analyzes the security and stability risks posed by climate change and offers concrete policy options for addressing them.
June 17, 2015 // 8:30am — 4:15pm
The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, Border Trade Alliance, and the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos invite you to our second annual high-level "Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border" conference this year, focusing on improving border management in order to strengthen the competitiveness of both the United States and Mexico.
Global Trends in the Next Decade: Implications for U.S. National Security, Diplomacy, and Development
June 04, 2015 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The world is more connected than ever before, but also more complex. Big, transnational trends like climate change, urbanization, and migration are changing the calculus of geopolitics, while local-level inequalities persist. “[Change] seems to be spinning around us so fast,” said John Hempelmann, president of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, which honors the legacy of the late senator from Washington State. How can today’s and tomorrow’s leaders adjust to global trends?
May 19, 2015 // 11:30am — 1:00pm
Latin American Program
Experts explored energy issues for the Latin American and Caribbean region, in this seventh event in the Wilson Center’s Regional and Global Energy Series.
May 07, 2015 // 2:30pm — 3:30pm
The Obama Administration has just issued the first annual installment of its interagency Quadrennial Energy Review (QER). At this Wilson Center Special Event, QER lead framer and coordinator Melanie Kenderdine, Counselor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy and Director, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at DOE, will discuss the main findings and recommendations of the first annual QER installment.