Monday, March 02, 2015

Council on Foreign Relations Conference Call - Wed 3/25

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in the next session of the Winter/Spring 2015 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Wednesday, March 25, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in WY 226. Michael A. Levi, CFR's David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment, and director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for geoeconomic studies, will discuss climate change and the evolving global response.

Before joining CFR, Dr. Levi was a nonresident science fellow and a science and technology fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Levi is author of "The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America's Future," and coauthor with Elizabeth Economy of "By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World." He was project director for the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on climate change, co-chaired by former governors Tom Vilsack and George Pataki. He has testified before Congress and presented expert scientific evidence to the National Academy of Sciences on climate change and on nuclear security. His recent writings include studies of natural gas exports, the Canadian oil sands, and the global politics and economics of clean energy innovation. Dr. Levi's essays and op-eds have been published widely in journals and newspapers including "Foreign Affairs," "Foreign Policy," "Washington Post," "Wall Street Journal," and the "New York Times." He currently writes the CFR blog "Energy, Security, and Climate."

As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:

1) Michael A. Levi and Shannon K. O'Neill, "Spillovers From Falling Oil Prices: Risks to Mexico and the United States," CFR Working Paper, Council on Foreign Relations Press, December 2014.
2) Michael A. Levi and Andrew P. Morriss, "Should the U.S. Take Unilateral Action on Climate Policy?" Wall Street Journal, November 23, 2014.
3) "Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, 2014," Department of Defense, October 13, 2014.
4) "Global Governance Monitor: Climate Change," Interactive, International Institutions and Global Governance, Council on Foreign Relations.
5) Michael A. Levi, Energy, Security, and Climate, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations.

Please RSVP to me at ASAP if you'd like to attend the call...I look forward to seeing you there!

Seth Weinberger
Associate Professor
Department of Politics & Government
The University of Puget Sound