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The Future Energy Abyss: An Intimate Conversation Between David Brancaccio and John Hofmeister

Moving by Degrees is presented by American Public Media’s “Marketplace” and The Gary Comer Global Agenda. This event is in partnership with ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability.

Join us on June 16 for a candid talk about The Future Energy Abyss – this wide-ranging conversation will span issues such as climate change, energy independence, and the Middle East, as well as former energy executive John Hofmeister’s journey from big oil to sustainable farmer. A rare and provocative dialogue followed by Q&A.

David Brancaccio is senior correspondent for American Public Media’s “Marketplace Economy 4.0.” During his tenure, “Marketplace” has won broadcast journalism’s two highest honors, the Dupont-Columbia Award (1998) and the George Foster Peabody Award (2001). Brancaccio also contributes to CNN, CNBC, “Wall Street Week with Fortune,” and “Now with Bill Moyers.” His print work has appeared in such periodicals as The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today and Journalism and Mass Communication Educator.

John Hofmeister is a Distinguished Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability and the Julie A. Wrigley Private Sector Executive-in-Residence for Sustainability, School of Sustainability at Arizona State University; Founder/CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy; retired President, Shell Oil Company. His global corporate experiences across a wide range of both energy-consuming and energy-producing companies have led him to consider environmental security in the 21st century differently from mainstream practice. He is author of the book, “Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider” (Palgrave Macmillan 2010).

5:30 - 6:45 p.m. (Program)
6:45 - 7:45 p.m. (Reception)
June 16th, 2011