The Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), the Lowy Institute for International Policy (Lowy), Korea Development Institute (KDI), the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) are jointly organizing a conference on “Global Energy Governance and the G20”, which will be held in Shanghai on July 27-28, 2015. This is one of the thematic events of the Think 20, which is a network of global think tanks engaging with the G20 process. TEPAV is leading the Think 20 events for 2015 leading up to the G20 summit in November, 2015. China will host the G20 in 2016, and SIIS will be one of the leading Chinese think tanks in coordinating next year’s Think 20 process.
This conference aims to catalyze discussions on the dynamics of global energy market and its governance, with a particular focus on the role of China, and seek to identify key policy recommendations that could be advanced for the ongoing G20 process under the Turkey and Chinese presidency in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
CIGI Senior Fellow Barry Carin and Visiting Scholar Alex He will act as panellists at the conference.
Xingqiang (“Alex”) He is a CIGI research fellow. He is a research fellow and associate professor at the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). His academic interests focus on domestic politics, with an emphasis on interest group politics in the U.S., China-U.S relations. He also studies interest groups in China and their roles in China's foreign economic policy making, China and the G20, China and global economic governance.