Fall 2013

Monday, September 16, 12pm-1:30pm
Cheap and Clean: How Americans Think About Energy
Summary
Stephen Ansolabehere, Professor of Government, Harvard University
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, September 23, 12pm – 1:30pm
UK Power Market Reforms—Perfect Storm, or Perfect Opportunity?
Summary
Jonathan Brearley, Former Director of Electricity Market Reform, UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (2009 – July 2013)    
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, September 30, 12pm – 1:30 pm
Twenty Years of Electricity Market Reform: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?
Summary
Theresa Flaim, Energy Resource Economics
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 21, 12pm – 1:30 pm
Conversation on Green Energy
Eamon Ryan, Party Leader, Irish Green Party; Former Minister for Energy and Communications, Irish Government and 
Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, and Director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, October 28, 12pm – 1:30 pm
The U.S. Oil Boom and International Politics: Easy Answers and Difficult Questions              
Michael Levi, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, November 4, 12pm-1:30pm
The Economic Benefits of Reducing our Dependence on Oil; 40 Years After the Arab Oil Embargo
Summary
Carl Pope, Principal at Inside Straight Strategies and Former Executive Director for the Sierra Club (’92-’10), (slides); Carol Lee Rawn, Director, Transportation Program, Ceres (slides); and Robbie Diamond, Founder, President and CEO of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), (slides). Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS.

Monday, November 25, 12pm-1:30pm
Europe, Russia, and the Gas Revolution: Firms and Geopolitics in the Age of Shale. 
Rawi Abdelal, Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Monday, December 2, 12pm-1:30pm
Double Dividend: Environmental Taxes and Fiscal Reform.
Dale Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Harvard University 
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
Summary; Slides

Monday, December 9, 12pm-1:30pm
Manipulation of Day-ahead Electricity Prices through Virtual Bidding
Chiara LoPrete, HUCE Fellow
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
SummarySlides