Jan. 18: Taiwan’s Energy Strategy and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific
Please join the Global Taiwan Institute for our first public seminar of 2017, which will focus on Taiwan’s energy strategy. This timely seminar will look at the ways in which Taiwan is trying to re-orient its energy mix and potential opportunities to pursue energy cooperation in the Asia Pacific. Our panel features a former senior government official from Taiwan and thought leaders in the field of energy politics and strategy in the Asia Pacific. The panel will be moderated by GTI Executive Director Russell Hsiao.
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Dr. Winston Dang is professor of Global Health at the School of Public Health at Taipei Medical University, where he has taught since 2008. From 2004 until 2008, he served as DPP legislator and head of Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to serving in President Chen Shui-bian’s government, he had a long and distinguished career with the US Eenvironmental Protection Agency, where he was a Senior Scientist and Team Leader. His areas of expertise include risk management and the science of decision-making, in addition to his extensive research on environmental and public health. He has published widely on these and other subjects in peer-reviewed, academic journals. Dr. Dang received his BS from Taipei Medical University, his MA in Medicinal Chemistry from the Columbia University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, his PhD from the City University of New York and his MA in Public Health from Harvard University.
Clara Gillispie is Senior Director of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs at NBR. In this capacity, Ms. Gillispie leads research, publications, and activities for a range of initiatives, including the Energy Security Program, the Pacific Energy Summit, and the organization’s programming on innovation and intellectual property rights. Prior to joining NBR, Ms. Gillispie served as a consultant for Detica Federal Inc. (now a part of BAE Systems), where she conducted program assessments and policy reviews for U.S. government clients. She has also worked both at the U.S. House Committee on Science, Technology, and Space and the American Chamber of Commerce in the People’s Republic of China. Ms. Gillispie graduated from the London School of Economics and Peking University with a dual MSc in International Affairs and received her BS from Georgetown University. Her research and analysis has been featured in both U.S. and international media outlets, including CNBC and NPR’s Marketplace.
Dr Levi Tillemann is managing partner at the research consulting firm Valence Strategic where he is primarily responsible for portfolios including autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence. He is the author of The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future, a fellow at New America and served as Special Advisor for Policy and International Affairs at the Department of Energy. Prior to that Levi was and associated director at IHS energy and CEO of IRIS Engines Inc. Levi holds numerous patents and publishes regularly in the Washington Post, LA Times, Fortune.com, NewYorker.com and elsewhere. Levi studied at Regis University, Yale, and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and speaks Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese.
Courtney Weatherby is a Research Associate with the Southeast Asia program at Stimson. Her research focuses on hydropower development and energy in Southeast Asia, particularly examining the Mekong River basin and China’s involvement in regional energy politics. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies with honors from Dickinson College and a M.A. in Asian Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Before joining Stimson as a research associate, Weatherby interned with the Center for Strategic International Studies, the State Department, and Human Rights Watch, and the Southeast Asia program at Stimson.