In November, The UQ School of Economics hosted the 2015 Rodney Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellow public lecture presented by the Hon. Manuel Pinho, Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and FLAD Visiting Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University and hosted by Professor Peter Høj, Vice-Chancellor and President, The University of Queensland.
As this year's Rodney Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellow, Professor Pinho brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as former staff of the International Monetary Fund, Director General of Treasury (1989- 1992), Minister of Economy and Innovation in Portugal (2005-2009) and President of the 2007 EU Council of Energy Ministers. He is credited for the energy reform that transformed Portugal as a world leader in clean energies and is the author of Europe´s New Energy Era, the background paper of the EU Strategic Energy Technological Plan. Professor Pinho is also a Guest Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University and was a Senior fellow at the Jackson Institute,Yale University.