Michael Klare on Changing Parameters of Energy Security

Webster Vienna, Private University, in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna and support of the European Community Studies Association

Cordially invites you to the public presentation

Climate, Geography and Technology

The Changing Parameters of Energy Security


By Professor

Michael Klare

Hampshire College

Historically, the field of energy security was largely devoted to a single problem: ensuring the uninterrupted delivery of oil from the Middle East to the major OECD economies.  In more recent years, the field was broadened to include concern over the uninterrupted delivery of natural gas from Russia and Central Asia to Europe.  Today, we are witnessing a veritable explosion in the field of energy security as new concerns, new suppliers, new recipients, new forms of energy and new extractive technologies enter the picture.  We cannot be sure where all of this is headed, but it is essential to consider how energy security is being impacted by these multiple developments.

Professor Klare's public keynote speech opens the Conference on Comprehensive Energy Security and Conflicts, June 18-19, 2015, organized by Webster Vienna in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna and with support of the European Community Studies Association

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 6pm

Webster Vienna, Private University, Praterstrasse 23, 1020 Vienna, Atrium

Please register your participation at irdepartment@webster.ac.at

Michael Klare is the author of fourteen books, including Resource Wars (2001); Blood and Oil (2004); Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet (2008); and The Race for What’s Left (2012). He is the Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies (a joint appointment at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst), and director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Klare is the defense correspondent for The Nation and has written for Current History, Foreign Affairs, Le Monde Diplomatique, the L.A. Times, Newsweek, the N.Y. Times, Scientific American, and Technology Review. He received a B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University and a PhD from the Graduate School of the Union Institute.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.