Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and concern for the health of everyone involved, we regret that we must cancel this conference. We hope to reschedule next academic year, but have no specific details at this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Energy and Security in Transition Conference

Hosted by the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS)

April 21, 2020

Georgia Center for Continuing Education

This conference is made possible by a State-of-the-Art Conference award from the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.  

With additional support from the School of Public and International Affairs, the College of Engineering and Georgia Power.

About the Conference

This conference will address emerging security challenges resulting from the global transition away from high-carbon energy sources.   The link between energy policy and national security is well established, but the specter of climate change has elevated the urgency of this debate and concentrated attention on the international dimension of the energy-security nexus.  Current energy debates are animated by a variety of diverse interest groups, intergovernmental organizations, industry leaders, and security experts.  Although there is wide consensus among these groups regarding the need to transition to a post-carbon society, the path of this transition is hotly contested. The “Energy and Security in Transition” conference will bring together prominent academic voices as well as experienced practitioners and policymakers, offering an opportunity to “bridge the gap” between these sectors.  Participants in the conference will identify critical issues, challenge competing perspectives, and forge productive long-term, policy-informing partnerships.


Daniel Aldrich, Northeastern University

Kathleen Araújo, Boise State University

Hiba Baroud, Vanderbilt University

Molly Berkemeier, University of Georgia

David Gattie, University of Georgia

Jeffrey Grubb, Georgia Power

RDML (Ret.) Michael Hewitt, IP3 International

Heath Knakmuhs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Carolien Kraan, University of Miami

Laura Schepis, Edison Electric Institute

Adam Stulberg, Georgia Tech

Valerie Thomas, Georgia Tech

Hotel Information

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Travel Information

A shuttle runs directly from The Georgia Center to Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport. For more information about the shuttle schedule and to book your shuttle, click here.