Webcast: Setting the Climate Agenda for the Next U.S. President
Event was originally webcast live May 6, 2016


8:00 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast

8:45 a.m.

Steve Denning, Chairman, Stanford University Board of Trustees

Setting a National Agenda for Addressing Climate Change

Former Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm
Former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz
Moderator - David J. Hayes,
Stanford Law School and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Expanding the Clean Energy Economy -- Powering the Research Agenda

Arun Majumdar – Co-Director, Stanford Precourt Institute on Energy; former Acting Undersecretary for Science and Energy, U.S. Department of Energy; former Director, ARPA-E, DOE
Jagdeep Bachher – Chief Investment Officer, University of California system; representing the UC system in Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy Coalition
Moderator - Sally Benson, Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences & Precourt Institute for Energy


Expanding the Clean Energy Economy -- Unleashing Competition in a Regulated Environment

Reed Hundt – Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission; CEO, Coalition for Green Capital
Andy Karsner – Managing Partner, Emerson Collective; Senior Strategist, Google X; Stanford Precourt Energy Scholar & Former Assistant Secretary for Efficiency and Renewable Energy, DOE
Michael Picker – Chair, California Public Utilities Commission; former Senior Advisory for Renewable Energy for Governor Jerry Brown
Moderator - Michael Wara, Stanford Law School

12:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.
Financing Clean Energy Deployment

Nancy Pfund – Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners
Dan Reicher – Executive Director, Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance; former Assistant Secretary of Energy; former Director, Climate Change and Energy Initiatives, Google.
Moderator—Buzz Thompson, Stanford Law School & Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Filling in the Gaps: Additional Climate Change Challenges/Opportunities

David J. Hayes – Visiting Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School; former Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior
Kate Gordon – Vice Chair for Climate and Sustainable Urbanization, Paulson Institute; former VP for Energy Policy, Center for American Progress
Jim Connaughton – President and CEO, Nautilus Data Technologies; Board, former Chairman, White House Council on Environmental Quality

Organizing the Federal Government for Success

John Podesta – former Chief of Staff for President Clinton; former Counselor to President Obama
A discussion moderated by Larry Kramer, President, the Hewlett Foundation

William K. Reilly – Senior Advisor, TPG Capital; former Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
Steven Chu – Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Stanford University; former Secretary of the Department of Energy
Moderator—Bruce Cain, Bill Lane Center for the American West & Department of Political Science

5 p.m.

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