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The Future of Fracking in California
Event Status: Updated
Modified Date: 1/24/2014
Start Date: 2/27/2014
End Date: 2/27/2014
Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Title: The Future of Fracking in California
Other Location: Robinson Auditorium at IR/PS
Event Category: International Affairs -GPS
Sponsor: School of International Relations and Pacific Studies
Open to Public: YES
General Fee: $15.00
Faculty/Staff Fee: $0.00
UCSD Student Fee: $0.00
Other Fee Desc:
Contact Name: David Robertson
Contact Phone: (858) 543-1104 Ext.
Contact Email: darobertson@ucsd.edu
Description: Recent legislation on hydraulic fracturing, including a January 1 law signed by Governor Brown, is sparking debate across California. What does hydraulic fracturing mean for the future of California? What are the opportunities and risks? This panel, hosted by IR/PS, features four experts from various disciplines. Our experts include Mark Ellis, Chief of Corporate Strategy at Sempra Energy; David Victor, Director of UC San Diego's Laboratory on International Law and Regulation; Andrew Rosenberg, Director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists; and Taiga Takahashi, an expert on environmental law with Latham & Watkins. Registration The evening includes a reception with appetizers, and registration is required. Non-students; business and community members: $15 registration fee. Non-students register here through our secured registration page. Panelists: Mark Ellis, Chief of Corporate Strategy for San Diego-based Sempra Energy Sempra is a Fortune-500 energy services holding company active in utilities, power generation and natural gas infrastructure throughout North and South America. In his current job, Mark oversees Sempra's corporate strategy and economic research and analysis functions. His previous positions with Sempra included Chief Economist and Director of Business Planning. Before joining Sempra, Mark worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company, in international gas and power project development for ExxonMobil, in utility demand-side management for Southern California Edison, and as a research engineer for Sanyo Electric in Osaka, Japan. Mark has an M.S. from MIT's Technology and Policy Program and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Harvard University. Andrew A. Rosenberg, Director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists He has more than 25 years of experience in government service and academic and non-profit leadership. He is the author of scores of peer-reviewed studies and reports on fisheries and ocean management and has published on the intersection between science and policy making. Dr. Rosenberg came to UCS from Conservation International, where he served for two years as the organization’s senior vice president for science and knowledge. Previously, he served as the northeast regional administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where he negotiated recovery plans for New England and mid-Atlantic fishery resources, endangered species protections and habitat conservation programs. He later became deputy director of the service. Dr. Rosenberg is also the convening lead author of the oceans chapter of the U.S. Climate Impacts Advisory Panel. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Ocean Studies Board and the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy. He is a professor of natural resources and the environment at the University of New Hampshire, where he previously served as dean of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Dr. Rosenberg received his Ph.D. in biology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada and previously studied oceanography at Oregon State University and fisheries biology at the University of Massachusetts. Taiga Takahashi, Associate in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins He joined the firm after earning his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where he was awarded a Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law and an American Jurisprudence Award in Land Use Law. Mr. Takahashi specializes in environmental law, working primarily on environmental compliance, transactional and litigation matters. His expertise focuses particularly on the California Environmental Quality Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and land use and municipal law. Mr. Takahashi has advised clients in a variety of business sectors, including the wind energy, solar energy, conventional power, commercial products and agricultural sectors. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Takahashi served in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard an Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer. After completing his active duty service, he studied International Management at the UC San Diego, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), where he gained expertise in statistical and financial analysis and was selected for the distinction of Dean’s Fellow. David G. Victor, Professor at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and Director of the School’s Laboratory on International Law and Regulation (ILAR) His research focuses on how the design of regulatory law affects issues such as environmental pollution and the operation of major energy markets. He is author of
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