U.S. energy independence, Chinese ascension focus of lecture

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Mathew Burrows, counselor and director of the National Intelligence Council's analysis and production staff, will present "Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds," at 4:15 p.m. on March 28 in 135 Reber Building on the University Park campus of Penn State.

Burrows will discuss the recently released Global Trends 2030 report, which is intended to stimulate thinking about geopolitical, social, economic, scientific and technological trends that may shape the world over the next two decades. The report projects that China will become the world's largest economy and the United States will be energy independent in 2030.

The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by Penn State's Strategic and Global Security Program and the School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs.

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Last Updated March 20, 2013