Power, Poverty, and Progress: How Energy Effects Economic Development and Global Stability with discussants David Goldwyn and David Dollar. David Monsma moderates this discussion.
Some of the most inspired and provocative thinkers, writers, artists, business people, teachers and other leaders drawn from myriad fields and from across the country and around the world all gathered in a single place - to teach, speak, lead, question, and answer at the 2006 Aspen Ideas Festival. Throughout the week, they all interacted with an audience of thoughtful people who stepped back from their day-to-day routines to delve deeply into a world of ideas, thought, and discussion.
David Dollar heads the China office of The World Bank. An authority on the effects of globalization, he has served as the Bankâ€™s director of development policy and has headed the macroeconomics and growth group in its research department. He has also served as its country director for Mongolia and policy advisor to Vietnam. He has written on topics such as trade openness, growth, and development, and he has been an assistant professor of Economics at UCLA and a visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and New York University.
David Goldwyn is president of Goldwyn International Strategies LLC, an international energy consulting firm offering advice on issues such as political risk, economic sanctions, and corporate social responsibility. He is a senior fellow in the Energy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and he serves on the Council of Foreign Relations Task Force on Energy Security. A former Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs, he also served in the State Departmentâ€™s Office of the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, acting as chief of staff from 1993 to 1997. He is the author of many publications on transparency in the oil sector and US strategic reserve policy. He chairs the board of Global Giving, a foundation dedicated to using the Internet to match donors with projects in the developing world.
David Monsma is the executive director of the Energy and Environment Program at the Aspen Institute. Previously he was an assistant professor of law and social responsibility, teaching law and ethics in the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola College in Maryland.
He was also director of business and environment at Business for Social Responsibility in San Francisco, and he served as the environmental management task force coordinator for the President's Council on Sustainable Development. He managed the environment program at the Council on Economic Priorities in New York City and was staff counsel and director of the Pollution Prevention Project for the Environmental Action Foundation in Washington, DC.