National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency

Speakers:
John Deutch Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Former Deputy Secratary of Defense; Former Undersecretary of Energy; Former Director of Central Intelligence; Task Force Co-Chair
James R. Schlesinger Senior Adviser, Lehman Brothers; Former Secretary of Defense; Former Secretary of Energy; Task Force Co-Chair
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12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meeting

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