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


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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