Intensifying strategic tensions between the United States and the People’s Republic of China stand to profoundly influence global energy markets throughout the coming decade. Gabriel Collins, the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy & Environmental Regulatory Affairs; Steven W. Lewis, the C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow; and guest speaker Andrew Erickson from the U.S. Naval War College addressed multiple hot button issues, including (1) places in the global energy system where the U.S. and China interface with each other, (2) how geostrategic tensions may potentially manifest themselves in the energy dimension, (3) potential cooperation in certain energy and environmental matters, (4) how technological advances could shift the ways the U.S. and China deal with each other in the macro energy landscape, and (5) key energy sector uncertainties as Washington and Beijing enter the 2020s.
3:00 p.m. — Presentation
3:30 p.m. — Q&A
Gabriel Collins, J.D.
Baker Botts Fellow in Energy & Environmental Regulatory Affairs, Baker Institute
Steven Lewis, Ph.D.
C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow; Jesse Jones Leadership Center Summer Intern Program Coordinator, Baker Institute
Andrew Erickson, Ph.D.
Professor of Strategy, U.S. Naval War College's China Maritime Studies Institute