The Trustees of the
BALTIMORE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Cordially Invite You to an Address by
PROFESSOR JAMES CLAD
Senior Advisor, The Center For Naval Analyses
“THE WORLD POLITICS OF
A CHANGING ENERGY LANDSCAPE”
Reception: 5:15 p.m. Address: 6:00 p.m.
Members: Free of Charge* – Guest of a Member: $20.00 – Non-Members: 25.00**
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
WORLD TRADE CENTER BALTIMORE
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Over the last several decades, many Americans have wished for energy independence and many have fretted over the leverage in international politics enjoyed by major oil producing nations. Now, it is reported that the United States has become the world’s largest producer of energy. The exact picture of the global production of energy and its consequences for global power arrangements are certainly fundamental factors in international relations analyses. Professor James Clad brings years of practical and theoretical experience in government, academia, and business to this subject.
Trained as a New Zealand lawyer, his career first concentrated on Asian commercial and security issues and later broadened to include the Middle East. Early in his career, he wrote for the Far Eastern Economic Review, and had fellowships from St. Antony’s College, Oxford, from The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and from Harvard’s Center for International Affairs. During the 1980s, he was in New Zealand’s diplomatic service. From 1995-2002 he held a Georgetown University Luce Foundation professorship and was, concurrently, Director/Asia-Pacific Energy at Cambridge Energy Research Associates. He served as Senior Counselor/Director at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and was Senior Counselor at the United States Agency for International Development. He also served as United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs before joining the National Defense University. At present Mr. Clad consults for energy and investment firms, is Senior Advisor at the Center for Naval Analyses, and at Jane’s Defence.
His book, Business, Money & Power in Southeast Asia surveyed Asian capitalism, After the Crusade critiqued US foreign policy, and his most recent book is The Borderlands of Southeast Asia.