Lecture: "Faces of the Americas—Energy Security in the Americas"
Thu, October 20, 2011 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM • Prothro Theatre, Harry Ransom Center
Rubens Ometto Silveira Mello is Chairman of the Board of the Brazilian ethanol and sugar producer Cosan. He is also Chairman of Raízen, a joint venture formed last year between Cosan and Royal Dutch Shell that is the world's largest bioenergy company. A leading voice in Brazil on energy policy, Mr. Mello will talk about the future of sustainable energy in Brazil and its potential impact on the security and economy of the United States.
Mr. Mello holds a degree in mechanical production engineering from the Polytechnic School of the Universidade de São Paulo (1972), and has more than thirty years of experience in managing large companies. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS).
Moderator: Dr. Charles Groat, UT Jackson School of Geosciences
5:00 P.M. Reception and Coffee Tasting
6:00 P.M. Discussion
Presentation in Portuguese and English with simultaneous translation provided. Free and open to the public.
For more information contact Gail Sanders, LLILAS Development Office Coordinator, at 512.232.2423.