College of Liberal Arts

Speaker Symposium Address Energy Challenges, Solutions in France and United States

Monday Dec 17, 2012 6:30 PM - 5:30 PM | AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University, Amphitheater Room 204

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Government officials, reporters, scholars and energy industry representatives will discuss solutions to energy challenges in France and the United States at a campus event hosted by the Center for European Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.

Featuring a lineup of thought leaders, energy executives and politics reporters, the panel will compare and contrast the energy landscape in the United States and France around four core topics: shale gas production, the grid (including nuclear, smart grid, renewables and energy efficiency), public policy, and media coverage.

The speakers include:

  • Evan Smith, CEO and editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune
  • Russell Gold, energy writer for the Wall Street Journal
  • Clifford Krauss, energy writer for the New York Times
  • Ernie Moniz, director of MIT’s Energy Initiative and former under secretary of the Department of Energy
  • Prof. Richard Newell, director of Duke University’s Energy Initiative and former director of the Energy Information Administration
  • Pierre Gauthier, president and CEO, Alstom U.S.
  • Rod Nelson, vice president of Communications and Innovation & Collaboration, Schlumberger

The event is open to the public. Registration is required. Go to this website for a full list of speakers.

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