AESI research benefits greatly from interaction with, and feedback from, leaders of industry and government. Research results are increasingly incorporated into teaching case studies, course materials, and lectures of several executive education programs. For example, energy and sustainability perspectives contribute to the executive programs currently training government leaders from China, Vietnam, and Indonesia respectively.
The Asia Energy Leaders Program
As an example, the Program has designed the Asia Energy Leaders Program, a three-week course with the China Southern Grid Power Corporation (CSG) to highlight new frameworks and innovative approaches to understanding five key issues: globalization; governance; competitiveness and corporate strategy; low carbon technologies; and sustainable development. The course combines in-depth lectures by expert faculty who are leaders in their fields with a series of U.S. site visits to grid companies, public utility regulators and commissions, state government offices, and technology companies in both California and Massachusetts.