Speakers

David Jhirad

John Hopkins University

Former professor and researcher at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, Brookhaven National Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Boston University and the University of Massachusetts; was special advisor on energy and climate and Vice President of Research and Evaluation at The Rockefeller Foundation and was Vice President for Science and Research at the World Resources Institute; served in the U.S. Department of Energy as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Energy Policy, Trade and Investment and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy; led U.S. bilateral relationships with all major energy producing and consuming nations, and represented the United States as Vice Chairman of the Governing Board of the International Energy Agency in Paris and lead delegate to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Energy Working Group; as Senior Energy and Science Advisor to USAID, worked in Latin America, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa on energy policies to ensure equity, environmental sustainability, energy technology innovation and infrastructure investment; testified before Congress on energy and environmental issues; Ph.D., applied physics, Harvard University

Publications: Energy and Environmental Policy of Australia, co-author (2001); Energy and Environmental Policy of Japan, co-author (1999); Energy Strategies: Toward a Solar Future, co-author (1980); "Energising the Base of the Pyramid" in Business Solutions for the Global Poor (2007); "Smart Globalisation" in Millennium Ecosystems Assessment: Implications for Policy and Governance (2006); "Electricity: Technological Opportunities and Management Challenges" in Confronting Climate Change: Risks, Implications and Responses (1992); "Power Sector Innovation in the Indian Power Sector" in Innovation in the Indian Power Sector: Technologies and Approaches (1991); "Power Sector Innovation in Developing Countries" in Annual Review of Energy (1990); more than 100 technical publications and book chapters on the multifaceted nature of the global energy, climate and economic development challenge, focusing on technology, policy and security solutions