Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Fall 2013 Seminar Series: Neil Brown

Date and Time
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


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Neil Brown, non-resident fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, will present a talk titled "Energy, Security, and Congressional Inaction" on Nov. 22. During the lecture, Brown will provide a general overview of the ways in which energy policy is viewed in the United States and take questions.

From 2005 to 2012, Neil served on the senior staff of the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as a top advisor to Senator Richard Lugar. As the lead for international energy in the Senate, Neil led transformation of energy security to be a major thrust of U.S. diplomacy and built coalitions of industry, civil society, and government. He spearheaded major laws on global energy transparency, Keystone XL, and State Department reorganization and negotiated domestic legislation and funding. The Alliance to Save Energy recognized Neil with their “Unsung Hero” award.  Neil also worked to expand the Nunn-Lugar Global program, the foremost mechanism to eliminate nuclear, chemical, and biological threats.

This talk is part of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy seminar series featuring leading experts discussing a variety of pressing environmentally focused topics.