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Jane Nakano

Jane Nakano

Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)


US energy policy
Energy security

Jane Nakano is a senior fellow in the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Her areas of expertise include US energy policy, global market and policy developments concerning natural gas, nuclear energy and coal, and energy security issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

She frequently writes and speaks on these issues at domestic and international conferences and to media around the world. She has also testified before Congress on US liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. Prior to joining CSIS in 2010, Nakano worked in the Office of Policy and International Affairs in the US Department of Energy, where she covered a host of energy, economic, and political issues in Asia.

From 2001 to 2002, she served at the US embassy in Tokyo as special assistant to the energy attaché. Nakano graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.