U.S.-China Opportunities for Progress on Climate and Energy


October 12, 2021

In this episode, host David Firestein converses with three contributors to, including the editor of, a new book entitled, From Trump to Biden and Beyond: Reimagining U.S.-China Relations, who tackle energy and climate issues in their respective chapters. The interconnected fields of climate and energy are generally viewed by both countries as potentially fruitful and mutually beneficial areas of collaboration, but how can progress be made in the current strained relationship?

Earl Carr is the Chief Global Strategist at Pivotal Advisors based in New York City, as well as an adjunct instructor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs; he is the editor of From Trump to Biden and Beyond. Dr. Carolyn Kissane serves as the Academic Director of the graduate programs in Global Affairs and Global Security, Conflict and Cybercrime at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs; she is a Clinical Professor, Director of the SPS Energy, Climate Justice and Sustainability Lab, and Coordinator of the Energy and Environment concentration at the Center. Dr. Jackson Ewing is a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute of Environmental Policy Solutions, Adjunct Associate Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Faculty Lead for the Duke Kunshan University Environment Program, and senior adviser to the Asia Society Policy Institute.

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