WASHINGTON, Pa., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Political powerhouses Susan Eisenhower and Eleanor Clift will help usher in a new era at Washington & Jefferson College on April 23, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., just a day before the Pennsylvania Primary, when the College officially opens The Washington & Jefferson Center for Energy Policy and Management. Several energy luminaries will join in panel discussions and lectures marking the opening day's events. The Center provides opportunities for scientists, businesspeople, entrepreneurs, legislators, and the public to meet, exchange ideas and information, and develop policy that promotes both traditional and alternative energy industries in Southwest PA in ways that provide jobs, protect the environment, and advance our national security.
The Center will house the newly created proprietary Washington & Jefferson College Energy Security Index. The Index creates a benchmark for measuring the energy security of the United States. Developed on the Washington & Jefferson College campus by two faculty economists, the index will be unveiled for the first time on opening day.
Participants to include:
- Susan Eisenhower, Chairman of Leadership and Public Policy Programs, Eisenhower Institute
- Eleanor Clift, Contributing Editor, Newsweek Panelist, The McLaughlin Group
- Dr. Tori Haring-Smith, President, W&J College
- Senator Timothy Solobay, Pennsylvania State Senator
- U.S. Congressman Timothy Murphy
- Joseph Dooley, Senior Associate, Clean Energy Program, The Pew Charitable Trusts
- Mark Kempic, Acting President, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania and Columbia Gas of Maryland
- Kathleen McGinty, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Strategic Growth, Weston Solutions, Inc.
- David Wendt, President, The Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs
- Steven Winberg, Vice President for Research & Development, CONSOL
For tickets, parking passes, b-roll, interview requests or other media related inquiries, please contact Karen Oosterhous [email protected] or 724-223-5294.
About Washington & Jefferson College
Washington & Jefferson College, located in Washington, Pa., was founded in 1781. Committed to providing each of its students with the highest-quality undergraduate education available, W&J offers a traditional liberal arts curriculum emphasizing interdisciplinary study and independent student work.
For more information about W&J, visit www.washjeff.edu or call 888-926-3529.
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