ON-Lion Letter
The Transatlantic Academy has announced the arrival of its fourth group of fellows, who will spend the next nine months studying "The Competition for Natural Resources -- The New Geopolitical Great Game?"  The fellows will be in residence at the headquarters of The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in Washington, D.C., which is one of the Academy's founding partners.

"We are delighted to welcome this distinguished group of policy-oriented scholars into the network of Academy fellows," said Stephen Szabo, the Transatlantic Academy's executive director.  "Over the next year and beyond, we fully intend the Academy to be a vital center both in Washington and in Europe for serious discussion on the implications of natural resource competition."

The 2011-12 fellows are:  Philip Andrews-Speed of the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom; Raimund Bleischwitz of the Wuppertal Institute in Germany; Geoffrey Kemp of the Center for the National Interest in the U.S.; Stacy VanDeveer of the University of New Hampshire; Tim Boersma of Groningen University in the Netherlands; and Corey Johnson of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.  Their biographies are available online.

During the coming months, the Academy will consider how the rise of the new economic powers, especially China and India, a rapidly growing world population living increasingly in urban environments, climate change, and other factors will combine to increase the competition for natural resources in the years ahead and how this will impact the Transatlantic Community.

With GMF and others, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee is a founding partner of and substantially supports the Transatlantic Academy.
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