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Shell Distinguished Lecture Series — Shaping Sustainable Future Cities: Lessons from Shell’s New Lens Scenarios

The New Lens Scenarios, Shell’s latest set of big-picture scenarios, present two global futures, which both posit that the world is moving into a period of intense economic, social and political change. The New Lens Scenarios ask what the impending rapid change will mean for our long-term global energy future throughout the 21st century. What are the dangers that we face, and what opportunities are possible? Urbanization will be one of the most significant dynamics affecting the future, presenting both opportunities and risks. By 2050, about three-quarters of the world’s population will live in cities. These cities will be shaped critically by public policy, civic action and grassroots initiatives. How will the decisions we make today affect the way we live in the future?

This event is part of the Shell Distinguished Lecture Series. The Shell Distinguished Lecture Series is the Baker Institute's flagship speakers program, reflecting the vision of our honorary chair, former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, and Shell's commitment to defining the role of statesmanship, integrity and bold leadership in meeting the challenges of the 21st century.

A reception will follow the presentation. There is no charge to attend this event. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 17.


Featured Speaker

Cho-Oon Khong, Ph.D.
Chief Political Analyst, Strategy and Scenarios Team, Shell International



Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.
James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics, and Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute



Greg Guidry
Executive Vice President, Shell Upstream Americas Unconventionals






Wed, Nov. 19, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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