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Dr. David Von Hippel is a Nautilus Institute Senior Associate based in Eugene, Oregon. His work with Nautilus has centered on energy and environmental issues in Asia, and particularly in Northeast Asia. He has done extensive analyses of the patterns of fuels use and prospects for energy efficiency and energy sector redevelopment in North Korea, trained and worked with a group of Northeast Asian energy researchers to develop and evaluate the energy security implications of different energy paths for their countries, researched and assembled a regional workshop on the environmental impacts of power grid integration in Northeast Asia, evaluated the prospects for "clean coal" technologies in China, prepared reviews of rural electrification options and of the impacts of climate change/sea-level rise in Asia and the Pacific, and contributed to many other Nautilus projects. He is currently involved in several Nautilus initiatives, including the multi-nation Asia Energy Security Project, centered around energy paths analysis, and the related East Asia Science and Security Network, which focuses on potential nuclear materials issues in the region. Also for Nautilus, he is involved in preparing an update to Nautilus' DPRK Energy Sector Analysis and in the DPRK Building Energy Efficiency Training project. In addition to his work with Nautilus, he works and has worked for a number of private and public agencies, including the World Bank, the United Nations and Tellus Institute/the Stockholm Environment Institute-US (Boston, MA), on a wide variety of topics ranging from utility planning and energy efficiency in the Middle East to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in several states and the Midwest region in the United States. Dr. Von Hippel holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Energy and Resources from the University of California-Berkeley, and M.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Oregon.

Scott Bruce is the Director of the Nautilus Institute's US Operations, located at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim. Scott is the editor of NAPSNet, Program Officer for the Institute's Global Disclosure Program, and serves as Chief Financial Officer for the Institute's global operations. Scott was trained as a historian at both Queens University in Belfast and at the University of California, Berkeley. Scott has Masters Degrees in Asia Pacific Studies and Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.

Peter Hayes is Executive Director of the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, a non-governmental policy-oriented research and advocacy group. Professionally active as an environment and energy consultant in developing countries (working for United Nations Environment Programme, Asian Development Bank, World Bank, Canadian International Development Research Council, US Agency for International Development, United Nations Development Programme), he also writes widely about security affairs in the Asian-Pacific region. He was first executive director of the Environment Liaison Centre in Nairobi, Kenya in 1974-76. He was Deputy Director of the Commission for the Future (Australian Government) from 1989-1991. He has visited the DPRK seven times. Peter graduated with degree in History from the University of Melbourne. He has a doctorate from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Western partner of the Council on Foreign Relations; and the US Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2000.

Engaging the DPRK Part 2: Transforming the DPRK through Energy Sector Development

Engaging the DPRK Part 2: Transforming the DPRK through Energy Sector Development

In a follow up to Small LWR Development and Denuclearization (2.27.11), Nautilus Institute’s David von Hippel, Scott Bruce, and Peter Hayes provide a second 38 North Special Report with detailed provisions for energy sector engagement with North Korea. Excerpt: The recent disclosure of the DPRK’s uranium enrichment and Light Water [...]

Small LWR Development and Denuclearization

Small LWR Development and Denuclearization

In a 38 North Special Report, Nautilus Institute's David von Hippel, Scott Bruce, and Peter Hayes suggest an energy engagement strategy for reining in North Korea's nuclear ambitions. Excerpt: The unveiling of the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea’s (DPRK’s) enrichment and pilot light water reactor program offers another moment [...]

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