Energy security is not just about one country looking to make sure gasoline prices don’t spike. It’s about natural gas from temperamental suppliers like Russia. It’s about China’s insatiable appetite for coal. It’s about the revolution in “shale gas” production in the United States that is redrawing the strategic and market maps for energy worldwide.
Those were some of the many comments shared by panelists at The Fletcher School’s 10th Annual London Symposium: “The Global Energy Security Landscape,” held on Dec. 8. The event included presentations by two prominent Fletcher alumni—Hungary’s ambassador-at-large for energy security, Anita Orban (F01, F07), and Kelly Sims Gallagher (F00, F03), associate professor of energy and environmental policy and director of the Energy, Climate and Innovation Research Program at Fletcher’s Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP).
If it’s on the news, chances are it’s also on Edmond Mulet’s to-do list. As Assistant Secretary- General for Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations, Mulet is responsible for the U.N.’s effort to maintain peace and security in global hotspots such as Darfur and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He oversees nearly 120,000 people deployed to 16 missions worldwide, meaning his agenda is full – and constantly changing.
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy recently welcomed Charles Dallara, managing director of the Institute of International Finance, to present the 2012 Constantine G. Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and European Studies Annual Lecture. In his discussion, titled the “Greek Economy at a Crossroads,” Dallara addressed the ongoing challenges posed by the Greek financial crisis and made several recommendations on how to move the economy forward.
What do the Panama Canal, the first transatlantic cable, and the Marshall Plan have in common? They were all financed in part by Citi, the global financial company that is celebrating its 200th
anniversary this year. A legacy of support for these and other historic innovations inspired the company’s latest worldwide branding campaign, explained Susan Avarde, Citi Head of Global Branding, during a visit to The Fletcher School in late November.