On the Path to Net Zero:


WHEN October 10, 2023
4:30-6 PM EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

Even while the climate crisis deepens, the decarbonization of the global economy and the fourth industrial revolution have been subsumed by geopolitics that remain anchored in realist power struggles, now revolving around Sino-American hyper-competition. Access to indispensable minerals for a net zero future has become securitized undermining ties of global interdependence. The panel of interdisciplinary scholars, institutional stakeholders, and industry experts provides insight into this latest manifestation of resource competition and discusses their contributions to the book Critical Minerals, the Climate Crisis, and the Tech Imperium (Springer Nature, 2023).

Panel Members
  • Constantine Karayannopoulos, Former CEO, Neo Performance Materials
  • Kristin Vekasi, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and School of Policy and International Affairs, University of Maine
  • Owen Pell, The Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities; Retired Partner, White & Case LLP
  • Vasileios Tsianos, Director of Corporate Development, Neo Performance Materials
Moderated by
  • Sophia Kalantzakos, Global Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Public Policy, NYUAD

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