2009 outline

Energy, Environment, and Economic Growth in Asia

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) is launching a new multi-year dialogue aimed at enhancing cooperative approaches to issues of common concern among nations in the Asia-Pacific region. Our inaugural gathering in 2009 will focus on the critical nexus of energy and environment. We will examine how to meet the rapidly growing demand for energy throughout Asia while coping with the threat of climate change, amid a global economic downturn.

The dialogue will bring together distinguished experts from Stanford and Silicon Valley, top specialists from around the region, and leaders in various fields such as business, politics, academia, and media. The meeting will begin with an exploration of the influence of energy competition on international relations in Asia. After establishing the geopolitical context the group will explore new ideas on how to promote energy efficiency, clean technology, and the reduction of carbon emissions.
11 September, 2009
Kyoto International Community House Event Hall
Organized by
The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Studies, Stanford University(APARC),
Stanford Japan Center, City of Kyoto
Sponsored by
Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto Industrial Association, Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Registration Fee
Dr. Masahiko Aoki (Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, USA)
Ambassador Michael Armacost (Former U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines and Japan, USA)
Dr. Xue Lan (Dean, School of Public Policy & Management, Tsinghua University, China)
Ms. Melissa Guzy (Group Leader, VantagePoint Venture Partners, USA)
Dr. Prodipto Ghosh (Former Indian Climate Change Treaty Negotiator, and Distinguished Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute, India)
Ms. Ton Nu Thi Ninh (Former Vietnamese Ambassador to the European Union and President, Tri Viet University Project., Vietnam)