Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability (Fueling our Future)

With seven billion people in the world (nine billion projected by 2050), many of whom live in rapidly developing countries, the need for modern technologies with their attendant energy demands is increasing at an exponential rate. Will it be possible to provide sufficient energy for this generation and the next? How will the energy race change global economies and politics?

Join CGA faculty members and experts in the field to discuss the changing landscape of global energy: its potential, challenges, and impact on how we live today.

GETTING THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE EQUATION RIGHT: PERSPECTIVES FROM QUÉBEC AND NEW YORK CITY
COSPONSORED BY THE QUÉBEC GOVERNMENT OFFICE IN NEW YORK CITY
Wednesday, February 7, 6:30–7:45 p.m.

In the transition toward a low-carbon economy, businesses, cities, and subnational governments are taking the lead in developing innovative policies and incentives to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. Join public and private sector representatives for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities for Québec and New York City as they work toward dramatically increasing the deployment of EV infrastructure and vehicles over the next decade.

Panel to include:
Sarah Houde, Director General, Québec’s Electric & Intelligent Vehicles Industrial Cluster (GIVEI) Ari Kahn, Project Specialist, Electric Vehicle Demonstration, Con Edison Salim Morsy, Advanced Transport Specialist, Bloomberg New Energy Finance Jen Roberton, Transportation Policy Adviser, New York City Mayor's Office of Sustainability

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: A ONE-YEAR ASSESSMENT
Tuesday, February 13, 6:30–7:45 p.m.

US President Donald J. Trump’s ascendancy to the most powerful office in the world was polarizing for domestic and foreign policy practitioners. Elected for his economic nationalist promise to “Make America Great Again,” the policies Mr. Trump championed as a candidate were predicted to disrupt traditional domestic and international politics: ending NAFTA, a tougher stance toward China, a withdrawal from the TPP and the Paris Agreement, a hardline immigration and asylum policy, a rollback of women’s and LGBTQ rights, and a reduction in regulatory oversight to boost domestic fossil fuel production. Deep cutbacks in the State Department’s budget, recalibrated development assistance, a confrontational stance toward North Korea and Iran, reengagement in the Middle East, and the discarding of the promotion of democracy as a foreign policy objective were meant to shake up long-standing alliances and reinfuse international relations with American strength.

Join CGA Clinical Associate Professor Sylvia Maier and a panel of CGA faculty in a critical assessment of the Trump administration’s first year in office in five key areas: foreign and security policy, energy, environment, women’s rights, and international economy and trade.


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