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Avoiding the Green Great Game: Building Resilient and Secure Energy Supply Chains in a Decarbonizing World

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • The Madison Club, 5 E Wilson St


  • For Individual MCFR members. Registration fee includes dinner and two pours of wine.
  • For members of the UW International Division. Registration fee includes dinner and two pours of wine.
  • For members of the public. Registration fee includes dinner and two pours of wine.

Last day to Register: TUES. MAY 9, 2023

Cullen Hendrix is senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and nonresident senior research fellow at the Center for Climate & Security. His 30+ peer-reviewed articles on the relationships between international markets, natural resources, and conflict, as well as the economic and security implications of climate change, have appeared in journals across the natural and social sciences.

He is coauthor, with Marcus Noland, of Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance. In addition, Hendrix has authored reports published by or consulted for organizations including the Asian Development Bank, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the National Intelligence Council, Oxfam America, USAID, and the World Food Programme, among others. He was a contributing author to the 2022 IPCC report, for which he assessed the implications of climate change for threats to peace and human mobility. 

His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation's Coupled Natural and Human Systems program, the US Department of Defense Minerva Initiative, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Smith Richardson Foundation, and he was a pre-doctoral fellow at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo. He holds a PhD and MA from the University of California, San Diego, where he was a fellow of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, and a BA from Kalamazoo College.

This in-person event will be held at the Madison Club. 

Please note: 

  • The Madison Club conforms to all current public health measures.
  • The registration fee includes a sit-down dinner with one pour of wine. The dinner is chef's choice. Please note any food allergies or dietary restrictions when you register.

Be sure to register on time!

Registrations and payments will not be accepted after Tuesday, May 9, 2023.   

  • Registration for in person events closes the week prior to the date of the event to provide the meal count to the Madison Club.
  • Payment must be received before the registration deadline. Neither registrations nor payments will be accepted after the registration deadline.
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Madison, WI 53701

We would like to give special thanks to our Institutional Member, the UW International Division.

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