Virtual Meeting

Transition 2021 Series: U.S. Strategy Shifts in Climate and Energy Policies

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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Speakers

David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations; @Alice_C_Hill

Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; Member, Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations

Senior Director of Sustainability Policy, Microsoft; Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Energy and Climate, National Security Council; CFR Member

Presider

President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Former Chairman, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; CFR Member

Panelists discuss the direction of U.S. climate and energy policies under the incoming Biden administration, from climate mitigation and adaptation strategies to regulating fossil fuel emissions and expanding alternate sources of energy.

The Transition 2021 series examines the major issues confronting the administration in the foreign policy arena.

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