Register for the 2014 LEAD Conference

Friday, October 24, 2014

9:00am—9:30am

Registration and Coffee
Lohrfink Auditorium, Rafik B. Hariri Building
Georgetown University

9:30am—9:40am

Welcome & Keynote Introduction
McCourt School Dean Edward Montgomery 

9:40am—10:00am

Keynote: “The Future of Energy & Our Environment”
The Honorable Gina McCarthy
Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

10:00am –10:30am

Presentation: Cheap & Clean: How Americans Think about Energy in the Age of Global Warming

  • David Konisky, Associate Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy
  • Stephen Ansolabehere, Professor, Harvard University

10:30am—10:45am

Break

10:45am—12:00pm

Panel Discussion: Energy Policy & Climate Change: Overcoming the Disconnect in American Public Opinion
Stephen Ansolabehere, Professor, Harvard University (moderator)

  • Mary Anne Hitt, Director, Beyond Coal, Sierra Club
  • Eric Holdsworth, Director of Climate Programs, Edison Electric Institute
  • Edward Maibach, Professor, George Mason University
  • Barry Rabe, Professor, University of Michigan

12:00pm—1:00pm

Lunch
Fisher Colloquium
Rafik B. Hariri Building
Georgetown University

1:00pm—2:15pm

Panel Discussion: Harnessing Popular Opinion for a Sustainable Energy Policy
David Konisky, Associate Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy (moderator)

  • Ralph Becker, Mayor, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Phil Sharp, President, Resources for the Future
  • Malcolm Woolf, Senior Vice President, Advanced Energy Economy

2:15pm—2:20pm

Closing Remarks
David Konisky, Associate Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy