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Oct 26

Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century

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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

The impact of energy on global security and economics is clear and profound. This is why in recent years reliability of energy flows has become a source of concern to most countries. However, safety of energy supply and demand means different things to different countries, based on their geographic location, their endowment of resources, and their strategic and economic conditions. In the new book, Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century: A Reference Handbook, Gal Luft and Anne Korin, with the aid of twenty leading experts, provide an overview of the world's energy systems and their vulnerabilities. The book addresses the debate about resource conflicts, the threat of terrorism to the global energy system, the role of multinationals and non-state actors, maritime security, diversification of sources, and the development of alternative energy. It also examines the different approaches state actors and companies have towards producers, consumers, and transit states to ensure secure flows of energy. The contributors review the domestic and foreign policy tradeoffs required to ensure safe and affordable energy supplies and how all of these factors can be integrated into a larger foreign and domestic policy framework. Also explored are the future of nuclear power, the complex relations between energy needs and environmental concerns, and the role for decentralized energy as a means to enhance energy supply. Join us for a special briefing and discussion with key authors of this important and timely publication.

More About the Speakers

Gal Luft
Executive Director,
Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS)

Anne Korin
Co-Director,
Institute for the Analysis of Global  Security (IAGS)

Ali M. Koknar
Owner,
AMK Risk Management