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October 18, 2013

The Alaska World Affairs Council Presents
The Shell Oil & Gas Series

David Goldwyn

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David L. Goldwyn is President of Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC (GGS), an international energy advisory consultancy. GGS is a leader in educating governments on best practices in unconventional oil and gas development. GGS has staged shale gas regulatory workshops for government regulators in Belgium, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Lithuania, and Mr. Goldwyn presented the International Energy Agency’s “Golden Rules for a Golden Age of Gas” report (for which he was a peer reviewer) at a shale gas conference convened by ANH in Colombia. He serves as a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council, and an alternate member of the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

Mr. Goldwyn served as the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs from 2009-2011, reporting directly to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, where he conceived and developed the Global Shale Gas Initiative and the Energy Governance and Capacity Initiative, led ministerial level energy dialogues with Angola, Canada, China, India, Iraq, Mexico, Nigeria and Brazil, and co-chaired a regional biofuels initiative with Brazil. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Goldwyn served the U.S. Government as Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs (1999-2001), Counselor to the Secretary of Energy (1998-1999); national security deputy to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson (1997- 1998); Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1993-1997) and an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the State Department (1991-1992). Mr. Goldwyn has authored a series of works on energy issues, including (with Jan Kalicki) Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy (Johns Hopkins University Press, Wilson Center Press: 2005). A second edition of the book is due out in Fall 2013.

"Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition"

David Goldwyn

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The Alaska World Affairs Council is a focused educational organization dedicated to stimulating interest in world affairs and inspiring its members to be involved in world events. The council was founded in 1958 by the late Evangeline Atwood with the conviction that better community education in world affairs is necessary for sound democratic citizenship. The Council does not take a stand on current-day issues but rather provides the population a wide spectrum of viewpoints and background information through its diverse range of programs and activities. The Alaska World Affairs Council is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, non-partisan organization which is membership-based and is one of approximately 90 members of the World Affairs Councils of America in Washington, DC.

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