Purdue University Richard G. Lugar - Purdue University Summit on Energy Security
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The major focus of the August 29, 2006, Energy Summit will be the impacts of America’s high dependence on foreign oil on national security costs and energy policy alternatives that could be considered to reduce foreign oil dependence. Thus, the focus is on medium-term energy policy for liquid fuels.

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East Foyer, Stewart Center
8:30 a.m.

Mitch Daniels, Indiana Governor — WELCOME
Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center

8:45 a.m.

Martin C. Jischke, Purdue University President
Energy Research and Policy Issues; Liquid Fuels Policy and National Security
Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center

9:15 a.m.

Richard G. Lugar, U.S. Senator — KEYNOTE ADDRESS
National Security and Energy Policy
Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center

10:00 a.m. BREAK*
Visit displays and network in the break area.
Stewart Center, Room 214
10:30 a.m.

Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center

Implementing Strategies to Reduce Foreign Oil Dependence
Moderator: Brian Lamb, President and CEO, C-SPAN

  • Sustaining Energy and Mobility in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities for the U.S.
    Amy Myers Jaffe, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies
    James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

  • Auto Industry Perspective
    Sue Cischke, Vice President for Environmental and Safety Engineering
    Ford Motor Company

  • Oil Industry Perspective
    Carol Battershell, Vice President, Alternative Energy
    BP Inc.


Pete Visclosky, U.S. Representative — LUNCHEON ADDRESS
North Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union

1:30 p.m.

Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center

Bio-fuels and Coal Liquids
Moderator: Otto Doering, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

  • Opportunities and Challenges of Expanding Agriculture's Contribution to the Energy Supply
    Daniel De La Torre Ugarte, Associate Director, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee

  • Apollo Program for Biomass Liquids:
    What Will it Take?

    Michael Ladisch, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University

  • Barriers and Opportunities Relating to the Production of Coal Liquids and its Environmental Issues
    Ari Geertsema, Professor, Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky

  • Policy Alternatives to Stimulate Private Sector Investment in Domestic Alternative Fuels
    Wallace Tyner, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
3:30 p.m.

Future Agenda: Where Do We Go from Here?
Loeb Playhouse, Stewart Center

  • Needs from a National Perspective
    Senator Richard Lugar

  • The Capacity of Universities to Respond to National Research and Policy Analysis Needs
    President Martin Jischke

4:15 p.m.

Reception in the display area (Stewart Center, Room 214), co-sponsored by:

B&D Consulting / Baker & Daniels LLP
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

  Centers, organizations, and private firms are invited to exhibit displays and posters at the Summit. Visit the Exhibitors page to get information and complete an application.
  Media are invited to attend the summit. See the Related Links page for more information.
  * The morning break will be held in the same area as the displays/exhibits. Also, Summit participants are invited to visit the displays immediately following the close of the program until 6:00 p.m.
  Free parking is available in the Grant Street Parking Garage across from the Purdue Memorial Union. (Directions/Campus map)