Thomas Lutken
Senior Project Manager
Energy and Environmental Affairs

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An Energy-Secure Indo-Pacific

What Does It Look Like and How Do We Get There?

On August 27, 2020, NBR held the virtual event “An Energy-Secure Indo-Pacific: What Does It Look Like and How Do We Get There?” Ambassador Virginia E. Palmer, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources, delivered opening remarks. The panel assessed the key components that form effective strategies for achieving energy security in the Indo-Pacific and outline steps for how a diverse group of stakeholders can work together for collective benefit. This was the first event in the series “Reshaping Visions for Energy Security in the Indo-Pacific.”

Keynote Address

Ambassador Virginia E. Palmer, U.S. Department of State


Mirza Sadaqat Huda, OSCE Academy in Bishkek; NBR Asia EDGE Fellow
Ken Koyama, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
Huong Le Thu, Australian Strategic Policy Institute; NBR Asia EDGE Fellow

About the Series

The event series “Reshaping Visions for Energy Security in the Indo-Pacific” will examine some of the broader issues shaping regional cooperation on energy—security, access, market reform, and trading partnerships—and identify key questions and recommendations for next steps. These findings will serve as the foundation for continued conversations throughout the year and into 2021 as part of NBR’s program on the Asia EDGE Initiative.

Register now to join NBR for more events in this series of virtual discussions:

Navigating Affordable, Reliable, and Sustainable Access to Electricity

September 3, 2020 (8:00 a.m. EDT)


Reforming Energy Markets During Times of Uncertainty

September 10, 2020 (9:00 a.m. EDT)


What Makes for a “Good” Energy Trading Partnership?

September 17, 2020 (9:00 a.m. EDT)