Carnegie Mellon University
October 13, 2021

Fireside chat with Ernie Moniz and Valerie Karplus

On October 14, the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation will host a Fireside Chat at CMU featuring Ernie Moniz, the former US Secretary of Energy and now president and CEO of Energy Futures Initiative, and Engineering and Public Policy Associate Professor Valerie Karplus as they discuss the U.S.'s low carbon energy transition, with a special focus around their collaboration on the Roosevelt Plan.

Ernest J. Moniz was the thirteenth US Secretary of Energy from 2013 to January 2017, advancing clean energy technology innovation as central to climate change mitigation, nuclear security, and cutting-edge scientific research capabilities and negotiating the Iran nuclear agreement alongside the Secretary of State.

Dr. Moniz joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty in 1973, founded the MIT Energy Initiative and is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems emeritus. He is CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative and of the Energy Futures Initiative. He has served on boards and advisory groups of numerous companies, non-profits, research institutions and government agencies in the energy, science and security arenas.

Valerie J. Karplus is an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Engineering and Public Policy Department at Carnegie Mellon University. Karplus studies resource and environmental management in organizations operating in diverse national and industry contexts, with a focus on the role of institutions and management practices in explaining performance. Karplus is an expert on China’s energy system, including technology and business model innovation, regional energy system governance, and the management of air pollution and climate change.

Register for the event here.