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50 Years of Energy Policy: Lessons for the Future



12:15pm - 1:15pm ET

Irving Classroom (IR-080) & Online

Nine US presidential administrations have dealt with energy issues. What lessons learned from this history might help in dealing with today's climate issues?

The driving force for past energy issues fall into five buckets:

  1. Political Instability
  2. Changes in Energy Policy
  3. Changed Technical Priorities
  4. Unexpected geopolitical events
  5. Financial Considerations

Professor Deutch will advance a theory about how these energy issues are resolved and will propose ten actions to effectively meet the future challenges of global climate change.

Part of both the Dartmouth Energy Collaborative’s Energy Seminar series and Thayer's Great Issues in Energy series.


About the Speaker(s)

John Deutch
Institute Professor Emeritus, MIT, Former Director, CIA

John Deutch

John Deutch is an Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he has been a member of the faculty since 1970. Among his many roles at the federal level, Professor Deutch has served as Director of Central Intelligence, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Director of Energy Research, and Undersecretary in the Department of Energy as well as numerous presidential committees and commissions. He was a member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (2012–2017) and chair (2014–2017).


For more information, contact Irving Institute for Energy and Society at irving.institute@dartmouth.edu.