Jake Slobe | October 17, 2016
Distinguished author and lecturer Jay Hakes will be visiting the University of Iowa today to discuss energy challenges in the U.S.
The lecture, titled “Energy Challenges for the Next American President,” will focus on the upcoming obstacles that America will face in order to meet energy needs.
The lecture is part of the “Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professorships Program” and will take place this evening from 5 to 6 pm and will be located in Van Allen Hall LR2. Theblecture is available for all to attend and is free of charge.
Hakes is one of the foremost authorities on U.S. energy policy and history. He has a long history working on energy issues and has held several prominent positions including a Director of the Governor’s Energy Office for Florida Governor Bob Graham, and Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration during the Clinton administration, and Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library from 2000-2013.
Hakes also served as the Director for Research and Policy for President’s Obama’s BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Commission.
Hakes travels widely in the United States and the world to lecture on energy issues, and is a regular contributor to the energy news and opinion website Real Clear Energy.
Hakes’ 2008 book, A Declaration of Energy Independence, analyzes U.S. energy policy since the 1970’s and provides workable solutions to the nation’s energy dilemmas. Hakes also has two forthcoming books; one on the energy crises of the 1970s, and the other on the history of the climate change debate in the United States.