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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY ENERGY SYMPOSIUM: CHINA’S BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE – APRIL 25, 2019

Keynote SpeakerJack Goldstone: China’s BRI. What is it? What to Expect? –  Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr. Professor of Public Policy, Schar School of Policy and Government, Mason ; Senior Fellow, Mercatus Center; Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center

Panel I – Belt and Road Initiative and Energy

Moderator: Rich Kauzlarich, Schar School, Mason

  • Robert Sutter – Professor of Practice of international Affairs, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University. China’s Belt and Road – an Overview
  • Ed Chow – Senior Associate, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies. China’s Energy Focus – Where does Belt and Road Fit in?
  • Geoffrey Lyon – International Energy Consultant; formerly U.S. Department of Energy, and Energy Attaché at US Embassies Moscow and Beijing. Russia/China – Impact on US Energy Priorities

Panel II — Belt and Road: Global to Regional Perspectives

Moderator: Rich Kauzlarich, Schar School, Mason

Panel III – From Green Belt and Road Initiative to Water

Moderator:  Paul Houser, College of Science, Mason

  • Lihuan Zhou: Moving the Belt and Road Initiative – From Words to Actions, Associate, World Resources Institute, Sustainable Finance Center. China’s Green Belt and Road
  • Omid Shokri Kalehsar, Senior Energy Security Analyst and Visiting Research Scholar, Schar, School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. Water, Environment, and Energy – a View from Iran and Turkey
  • Hong Zhang – PhD Candidate, Schar School of Policy and Government.  China’s Shifting Infrastructure Priorities

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY ENERGY SYMPOSIUM: THE ENERGY-WATER NEXUS – APRIL 26, 2018

Panel I: Wind Energy Panel Discussion 8:45am – 10:00am

Panel II: Energy-Water Panel Discussion 10:20am – 12noon

Keynote Speaker

Ambassador (ret) Mary Warlick: U.S. Leadership in Addressing Global Energy Challenges – former Acting Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State

Student Faculty Engagement 1:20pm – 2:20pm

Panel III : Mason Energy-Water Research Opportunities 2:40pm – 4:00pm


Webinar: Strategic International Ties at the Local Level: The Case of Northern Virginia and Region Stuttgart – June 24, 2021

Panelists: 

Nicola Schelling, Regional Director of the Stuttgart Region Association
John Chapman, City of Alexandria Councilman
Mr. Robert Lazaro, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Regional Commission
Richard Kauzlarich, CESP Co-Director, Schar School of Policy and Government

Moderator:

Mr. Dale Medearis, Senior Regional Planner, Northern Virginia


Webinar: Public-Private Partnership for Sustainable Development: The View from Stuttgart, Germany – May 6, 2021

Panelists: 

Mr. Michael Roessler, Deputy Director, Handwerk International – Stuttgart, Germany
Mr. Robert Lazaro, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Regional Commission
Mr. Michale Rosenow, Senior Director for Membership, Arlington Chamber of Commerce

Moderators:

Richard Kauzlarich, CESP Co-Director, Schar School of Policy and Government
Mr. Dale Medearis, Senior Regional Planner, Northern Virginia


Webinar: Clean Energy: Low-Income Populations and Environmental Justice – March 24, 2021

Panelists:

Richard Kauzlarich, CESP Co-Director, Schar School of Policy and Government
Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, Ltd. and Energy Director at GWU’s Environment and Energy Management Institute (EEMI).
Mark Wolfe, Executive Director, National Energy Assistance Directors Association (NEADA)


CESP Fellows “in conversation” on Arlington Independent Media – January 15, 2019

https://youtube.com/watch?v=ttik0fq3Oqo%3Ffeature%3Doembed


George Mason University Energy Symposium: The Energy-Water Nexus – April 26, 2018

Part 1 (Morning Session)


Part 2 (Afternoon Session)


CESP on Emerald Planet – May 14, 2017

Guests:

Dr. Jennifer F. Sklarew, Senior Fellow for Energy Policy, Center for Energy Science and Policy (CESP), George Mason University, (In-Studio)
Dr. Saifur Rahman, Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Founding Director, Advanced Research Institute, Virginia Tech, Founder & President, BEM Controls, LLC, (In-Studio)
Michael Herod, EMSL, Building & Facilities Sustainability Advisor & Principal, GOEFER (In-Studio)
Joel Hicks, Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Energy Science and Policy (CESP), George Mason University, (In-Studio)


Cracking a Frozen Debate: Where’s the Political Consensus on Clean Energy Policy? – April 27, 2017

CESP affiliated faculty members Dr. David Hart and Dr. Ed Maibach head a panel of policy experts representing both major political parties: 

Robert Cowin, Director of Government Affairs, Climate & Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
Rich Powell, Executive Director, ClearPath


Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure – December 1, 2015

Key Role for U.S. in Bolstering EU Energy Infrastructure

Panelists:

Amb. Richard Kauzlarich, Amb. Andras Simonyi, Douglas Hengel, Peter Zelenak, Mindaugas Zickus


Global Energy Policy Conference – April 21, 2015

Local and Global: Energy Policy in Virginia


Keynote Address

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)