Webinars

September 10, 2020 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (ET)
The Roosevelt Project: A New Deal for Employment, Energy, and Environment

Event Description:

The Roosevelt Project aims to chart a path forward through the transition towards deep decarbonization that minimizes worker and community dislocations and enables at-risk communities to sustain employment and harness economic opportunities. The project was initiated by former Secretary of Energy, Ernest J. Moniz, and engages a breadth of MIT and Harvard faculty and researchers across academic domains including Economics, Engineering, Sociology, Urban Studies and Planning, and Political Science.

In this webinar, Dr. Moniz will be joined by a group of high-level experts from academia, public policy and civil society to release nine Working Papers completed during the first phase of the Roosevelt Project. These offer a crosscutting and multidisciplinary assessment of key challenges and opportunities related to the transition. Panelists will present and discuss central messages from this first project phase.

Part 1: Fireside Chat

Speaker:
Ernest J. Moniz

Faculty Director, The Roosevelt Project
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics
and Engineering Systems Emeritus
MIT

Speaker:
Dawn Lippert
CEO, Elemental Excelerator
Director of Innovation
and Community,
Emerson Collective

 
Moderator:
Amy Harder
Energy & Climate Reporter
Axios
Part 2: Expert Panel
 

Speaker:
Stephen Ansolabehere

Frank G. Thompson Professor of Government
Harvard University
Speaker:
David Foster
Visiting Scholar
MIT

Speaker:
Valerie J. Karplus

Associate Professor of
Engineering and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University
Speaker:
Christopher R. Knittel
George P. Shultz Professor of
Applied Economics

MIT
 
Moderator:
Michael Kearney
Executive Director
The Roosevelt Project
MIT