MITEI Presidential Energy Debate

7:30 PM
Friday, October 5, 2012




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As the United States approaches one of the most pivotal Presidential elections in recent decades, our energy policy is in critical condition. What are the potential consequences of this crisis for the United States? What are the positions of the Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates on energy? What will be their courses of action? Will we see comprehensive energy policy implemented in the next four years?

Join us for a stimulating debate between representatives of the presidential campaigns who will debate their candidate's energy policies and plans. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of the debate participants.

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Joseph Aldy for President Obama
Oren Cass for Governor Romney

Joseph Aldy is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, a Nonresident Fellow at Resources for the Future, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on climate change policy, energy policy, and mortality risk valuation. In 2009-2010, he served as the Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environment at the White House. He served as the Co-Director of the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements and Co-Director of the International Energy Workshop before joining the Obama Administration.

Oren Cass currently serves as the Domestic Policy Director for the Romney for President campaign. He is responsible for campaign policy on issues including health care, energy, environment, trade, labor, regulation, and technology. He previously worked as a consultant at Bain & Company in the firm's Boston and New Delhi offices, where he advised companies around the globe, ranging from retailers to industrial conglomerates, on developing and implementing growth strategies.

Sponsored by the MIT Energy Initiative and the MIT Energy Club