The International Strategic and Security Studies Programme, National Institute of Advanced Studies invites you to a Lecture by Prof. Deepa Ollapally, Professor of International Affairs, Associate Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.
Energy Security Worldviews in Asia
Prof. Deepa Ollapally, Professor of International Affairs,
Associate Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies,
Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Lecture Hall, NIAS, IISc Campus, Bangalore – 560012
Many states appear to have strong sentiment on energy security and energy transit vulnerability. Some analysts see the rapidly increasing demand for energy and competition for energy resources fueling “resource nationalism” leading to nationalistic energy policies. Others argue that global trends with efficient energy markets and growing options on renewables suggest more relaxed energy outlooks. What does evidence from the world’s most important region for energy security—Asia (China, India, Japan and South Korea—tell us about worldviews on energy? How do key actors in the country with an influence on energy decision making view their country’s energy vulnerability and security? Is there an alignment of thinking on this or is it more contested? What are the strategies they promote (for example, market oriented Globalist, pragmatic Realist or more Nationalist policies; or blended?) How susceptible is the country’s energy policy to being “securitized” toward Nationalist preferences over market oriented international strategies along Globalist and Realist lines? Where is the center of gravity of thinking (Realists, Globalist, Nationalist? Or blended?) Dr. Ollapally will discuss some of the key findings from a collaborative research project on this topic that she is leading at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University.
About the Speaker
Deepa M. Ollapally is Research Professor of International Affairs and the Associate Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. She also directs the Rising Powers Initiative at the Sigur Center. Her areas of research and teaching are: Indian foreign policy; Asian regional security; comparative foreign policies of rising powers; international relations of South Asia; nuclear nonproliferation; and extremism. Her most recent book is Worldviews of Aspiring Powers: Domestic Foreign Policy Debates in China, India, Iran, Japan and Russia (Oxford University Press, 2012). She is completing the manuscript for an edited volume of Energy Security Worldviews in Asia. Her co-edited volume, Nuclear Debates in Asia is forthcoming from Rowman & Littlefield. She is also the author of the book The Politics of Extremism in South Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2008). She has published extensively in journals such as Foreign Affairs, Asian Survey, The National Interest and Political Science Quarterly. Dr. Ollapally holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.