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Energy, Climate and Sustainability: The Defining Issue of the 21st Century (12:00 PT)

Event Details

Wed, July 29, 2020
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Registration Period:
Ms. Catherine McMillan

This virtual event uses Zoom software. For a quick start guide for new users to Zoom, please click here. For instructions on joining a meeting or webinar, please click here. Please note that this event will be recorded. A link to the Zoom event will be sent out the morning of the event.

The energy sector is undergoing a once-in-a-century shift to chart a sustainable course. Will this happen sufficiently fast to address climate change? What are the innovations needed? Will this lead to new opportunities? Will it happen uniformly around the world? What are the role of academic institutions, government, business, and non-profits?  Do we have the domestic and global institutions to support this massive endeavor?  And could the current economic and health crisis of COVID-19 play a role in this global transformation?  This dialogue will explore these issues in depth and breadth and take stock of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead of us.


Professor Majumdar will be introduced by Jennifer Widom, the Dean of the Stanford School of Engineering. The Q&A will be moderated by Will Tarpeh Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and, by courtesy, Civil & Environmental Engineering.


To read a recent opinion piece on the chances for an energy infrastructure bill, co-authored by Arun Majumdar, click here. To submit a question for consideration ahead of the event, please email it to

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