David S. Abraham
David spent five years traveling through ten countries to understand the resources of the future, and wrote The Elements of Power. He oversees the Technology, Rare and Electronic Materials Center and speaks on resource use and specialty metals. Previously, he analyzed risk on Wall Street and at a commodity-trading firm, oversaw natural-resources programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget, and ran a water-focused NGO in Africa. He was a research fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Tokyo University and Japan's Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry.