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Stanford scholar-in-residence Jeffrey Ball speaks March 28

Global energy expert and former Wall Street Journal editor Jeffrey Ball will speak at Furman University Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in Shaw Hall of Younts Conference Center.

His talk, “Sharp Fights and Hard Lessons in the Global Race for Cleaner Energy,” is presented by the Riley Institute at Furman and is part of the university’s yearlong exploration of climate change. The event is free and open to the public, and registration is not required.

Ball’s lecture will focus on the revolution in the global clean energy market. The U.S., China, Germany and countries in the Middle East are all involved in the race for cleaner energy, leading to new geo-political tensions.

A Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Ball will spend three full days on campus visiting classes, conducting a writing workshop and talking with students and faculty in small groups.

Ball is the scholar-in-residence at Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, a joint initiative of the university’s law and business schools, where he heads a project exploring the globalization of clean energy. It examines how China and the U.S. might deploy cleaner energy more efficiently if each played to its economic strengths.

Ball came to Stanford in 2011 from The Wall Street Journal where he was the paper’s environment editor. In his 15 years at The Journal, he was based in the paper’s Atlanta, Detroit and Dallas bureaus. He has reported from five continents and more than 15 countries.

In addition to The Journal, his stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Fortune, the New Republic, Foreign Affairs, The New York Times and Slate, among other publications. He has been interviewed on PBS, NPR, MSNBC, CCTV and other broadcast outlets.

For more information, visit the Riley Institute’s website, or contact the Riley Institute at 864-294-3546. Or contact the Furman News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.

About the Riley Institute at Furman University
Furman University’s Richard W. Riley Institute broadens student and community perspectives about issues critical to South Carolina’s progress. It builds and engages present and future leaders, creates and shares data-supported information about the state’s core challenges, and links the leadership body to sustainable solutions. It is committed to nonpartisanship in all it does and to a rhetoric-free, facts-based approach to change.


Last updated March 22, 2018
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