The Global Studies Program at the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business will host a speaker this week who will examine energy independence and oil consumption in the United States.
Jay Hakes, director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, will share his thoughts on the political and economic implications of freedom from foreign oil sources at a presentation at 4 p.m. on Wednesday in the Cullen Performance Hall.
Following his speech, Hakes will sign copies of his book, A Declaration of Energy Independence: How Freedom from Foreign Oil Can Improve National Security, Our Economy, and the Environment. The book outlines seven economically and politically viable ways the United States can more efficiently use and produce energy.
A former administrator of the Energy Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy, Hakes has extensive experience in the energy field. He is a former Director of the Governor’s Energy Office for the State of Florida and was a political science professor at the University of New Orleans. He regularly speaks on contemporary energy issues and the modern presidency and has been quoted on numerous occasions in national print and electronic media in energy-related articles.
By Mayra Cruz
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About the Bauer College of Business
The C.T. Bauer College of Business has been in operation for more than 60 years at the University of Houston main campus. Through its five academic departments, the college offers a full-range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in business. The Bauer College is fully accredited by the AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In August 2000, Houston business leader and philanthropist Charles T. (Ted) Bauer endowed the College of Business with a $40 million gift. In recognition of his generosity, the college was renamed the C.T. Bauer College of Business.