Jim Williams

Jim Williams is an energy specialist currently working on the development of peaceful non-governmental relations between the US and North Korea. In 1998, Jim managed a Nautilus program that successfully constructed a wind electric system in a North Korean village, the first technical cooperation project of its kind between US and North Korean NGOs.

From 1995 to 1997, Jim was director of the Native American Renewable Energy Education Project (NAREEP), the U.S. Department of Energy’s technical assistance program for American Indian communities. Jim has previously worked as a petroleum exploration field engineer, and also on the design of fuel cell-powered vehicles, the modeling of atmospheric pollutant transport, field studies of acid rain, and integrated circuit design and production. Jim has taught courses in energy and environmental science at U.C. Berkeley and Colorado College.

Jim received his PhD from U.C. Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group in 1994. He received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Washington & Lee University. In addition, Jim has a background in China studies, including his doctoral dissertation on science and technology policy in the PRC, and has published in China Quarterly and Chinese Studies in Philosophy.