Eco-Engineering Forum 2013: How Shale Gas is Shaping Energy Security and Environmental Issues across the World

Eco-Engineering Forum 2013

October 16th, 2013 marked the fifth anniversary of a joint annual forum presented by Hitachi, Ltd., the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Brookings Institution. This year’s forum was centered on the ongoing shale gas boom and how it is shaping energy security and environmental issues across the world. The forum was held at AAAS headquarters in Washington, DC and featured a keynote presentation from the Director of the Energy Security Initiative at Brookings, Dr. Charles Ebinger. Two panel discussions on subtopics related to global shale gas development followed: one exploring the geopolitics of global energy supply, and the other looking at meeting environmental challenges through technology and governance.

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Date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Venue: 
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Auditorium 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20005
Organizer: 
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), The Brookings Institution and Hitachi, Ltd.

Master of Ceremonies

Edward Derrick
Chief Program Director, Center of Science, Policy, and Society Programs
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Opening Remarks

Alan I. Leshner
Chief Executive Officer, AAAS
Executive Publisher, Science

Charles Ebinger
Senior Fellow and Director
Energy Security Initiative
The Brookings Institution

Takashi Hatchoji
Chairman of the Board
Hitachi America, Ltd.

Overview Address

Charles Ebinger
Senior Fellow and Director
Energy Security Initiative
The Brookings Institution

Panel 1

The Geopolitics of Energy Supply

Panelists

Michael A. Levi
David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change,
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Nobuo Tanaka
Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability, Institute of Energy Economics,
Japan (IEEJ)

Moderator

Charles Ebinger

Senior Fellow and Director, Energy Security Initiative, The Brookings Institution

Closing Remarks

Yasuo Tanabe
Vice President and Executive Officer
Government & External Relations Division
Hitachi, Ltd.

Panel 2

Meeting Environmental Challenges through Technology and Governance

Panelists

Jonathan Fink
Vice President, Research and Strategic Partnerships,
Portland State University
Sean J. O'Brien
Ohio State Representative - District 63
Gretchen Goldman
Analyst, Scientific Integrity Initiative,
Union of Concerned Scientists

Moderator

Vaughan Turekian

Chief International Officer, AAAS

Closing Remarks

Yasuo Tanabe
Vice President and Executive Officer
Government & External Relations Division
Hitachi, Ltd.

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