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The Rise of Great Mineral Powers

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am MDT

PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SUMMER VIRTUAL SEMINAR SERIES

The Rise of Great Mineral Powers

MAY 16, 2024

Topic:  The Rise of Great Mineral Powers

 

SPEAKER: PAYNE INSTITUTE DIRECTOR DR. MORGAN BAZILIAN AND FELLOW GREGORY WISCHER, PRINCIPAL, DEI GRATIA MINERALS

 

Hosted by: NSI, INC. AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024 | 10:00AM – 11:00AM MT

 

FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK 

 

EVENT VIDEO

Please join NSI, Inc. and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Dr. Morgan Bazilian and Fellow Gregory Wischer, Principal, Dei Gratia Minerals, presenting a virtual seminar titled the Rise of Great Mineral Powers on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

Our study sought to investigate the impact of secure mineral supplies on a state’s military capabilities, which we term “mineral power.” Our study assessed a state’s mineral power by evaluating its access to secure mineral supplies from four key sources: domestic production, government stockpiles, overseas production by domestic companies, and imports from aligned states. To assess the influence of mineral power on military strength, we analyzed two rising powers: the United States in the early twentieth century and China in the early twenty-first century. The research reveals the correlation between mineral power and military strength.

Amid escalating US-China competition, the US government could enhance its mineral power by supporting domestic production, increasing stockpiles, facilitating overseas acquisitions, and fostering supply agreements with aligned states. As it seeks to secure mineral supplies from these sources, the US government could also maintain access to Chinese-produced minerals by conveying to the Chinese government that any export controls on minerals—and mineral processing technology—from China will result in retaliatory US export controls on technology to China.

Morgan Bazilian is the Director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy and Professor at the Colorado School of Mines. Previously, he was Lead Energy Specialist at the World Bank. Dr. Bazilian holds a Ph.D in energy systems, and was a Fulbright fellow. His work has been published in Science, Nature, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Previously he was a senior diplomat at the United Nations. He was the EU’s lead negotiator on technology at the UN climate negotiations. He is also Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center, and a member of Ireland’s Climate Change Council.

Gregory Wischer is founder and principal of Dei Gratia Minerals, a critical minerals consulting firm. He is also a non-resident fellow at Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines, and a non-resident fellow at the Northern Australia Strategic Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Previously, Greg was executive vice president at an American company building a nickel-cobalt metal refinery in the United States. He writes often on critical mineral supply chains for think tanks, academic journals, and national security outlets. He received his BA in International Business from Boise State University, and he received his MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University.

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Date:
May 16
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am MDT
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Website:
https://nsiteam.com/smaspeakerseries_16may2024/

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Payne Institute
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Email:
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