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Global Energy, Environment, Economy: 
Molly Williamson

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The planet is about to fry, population growth demands more energy, government coffers are declining... how are politicians and policy makers to address these issues? One cannot talk about energy without being mindful of the environmental ramifications. However, it is essential that responsible, practical proposals are affordable for the greatest number of people, if global acceptance is to be achieved. The relatively small space available for policy deliberation is at the intersection of energy, environment, and economy. Williamson will explore key factors to be addressed, and examine the political context of the world's top three oil-producing countries (Saudi Arabia, Russia, and the US) confounding prudent planners. 

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Molly Williamson speaks extensively on US foreign policy.  She is a scholar with the Middle East Institute, a consultant, and director on the Boards of the International Executive Service Corps, The American Academy of Diplomacy, and Noble Energy.  A former Foreign Service Officer, Williamson achieved the rank of Career Minister, and served six US presidents. Williamson has had a unique combination of senior executive policy positions in four Cabinet Departments of the government.  Her postings include: Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the US Secretary of Energy; Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Departments of State, Defense, and Commerce; US Interim Ambassador to Bahrain; and Chief of Mission and Consul General in Jerusalem during the Madrid Peace Process which culminated in the Oslo Accords. Williamson, a native of California, has been trained in both Arabic and Hebrew.  She has been awarded two Presidential Service Awards and eighteen awards from the Secretaries of State, Commerce, Defense, and Energy.

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $30 per event
$75 for any combination of three events, members only
$120 for any combination of eight events, members only

No Refunds Will be Given for One-Time Events Purchased Within a Discounted Bundle
Non-member - $35
Cash will no longer be accepted as payment for lectures.

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