Archive for May, 2010

IR at UPenn

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

In late April 2010 I was invited to a two-day workshop on the Geopolitics of Global Resources, sponsored by the International Relations program at Penn. The invitation came from Prof. Anne Louise Antonoff, whom I had met and worked with in last year’s IASC meetings, & I made a presentation about China’s energy and environmental situation.  I realize that it probably sounds like a platitude — but even given an IR perspective, and working within a broader resource framework (i.e., food, water, strategic minerals, etc.), China still seems to be the key.  A similar viewpoint for climate change, under the title ‘The Radical Pragmatist’ (in the print version), can be found in this month’s Wired.