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Jane Nakano  

Fellow, Energy and National Security Program

Jane Nakano is a fellow in the CSIS Energy and National Security Program. Her research interests include energy security and climate change in Asia, nuclear energy, shale gas, rare earth metals, and energy and technology. Prior to joining CSIS in 2010, she was with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and served as the lead staff on U.S. energy engagements with China and Japan. She was responsible for coordinating DOE program engagements in the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue, U.S.-China Energy Policy Dialogue, and U.S.-Japan Energy Dialogue. She also worked on U.S. energy engagements with Indonesia, North Korea, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. From 2001 to 2002, she served at the U.S. embassy in Tokyo as a special assistant to the energy attaché. Ms. Nakano holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She is fluent in English and Japanese.

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