Last updated on: 11/25/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

David Abraham, MA Biography

Title:
Sovereign Risk Analyst for Barclays Capital (Lehman Brothers Investment Bank)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“We must change current assumptions by using regulations and tax policy to create incentives and provide government assistance for greener and more sustainable alternatives. Since we can’t meet the country’s growing need from domestic sources, we will become less secure by relying on foreign sources for substantial portions of our supplies, regardless of our drilling stance…

The Unites States needs to take the lead, or at least be one of the lead nations, in searching for energy alternatives. Our lifestyle of consumption is now creating a race for traditional resources; one we cannot win.”

“Will More Drilling Increase U.S. Energy Security?” Online Debate, Council on Foreign Relations, Sep. 30, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Sovereign Risk Analyst, Barclays Capital (Lehman Brothers Investment Bank)
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Op-ed Contributor for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Providence Journal, International Herald Tribune
  • Elections Monitor, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Macedonia, 2008
  • Staff, International Affairs and Energy, White House Office of Management and Budget, 2003-2005
  • Elections Monitor, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Azerbaijan, 2003
  • Former Grant Reviewer, Community Development Fund, Department of the Treasury
  • Former Consultant, Support Facility for Indonesian Recovery, United Nations Development Program
  • Former Volunteer, Regional Government Advisor, Peace Corps, Lithuania
Education:
  • MA, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  • BA, Boston College
Other:
  • None found