Former US Energy Secretary Steven Chu

Location: Quadrangle Club, 1155 E 57th St, Chicago, IL

From science to politics, from innovation to economics, what forces will shape the U.S energy landscape in the 21st century? Join former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu for an insightful look at the future of energy innovation and the environment. Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning professor of physics at Stanford, is the first scientist to hold a cabinet position and the longest serving Secretary of Energy in U.S. history. During his tenure, he led the Obama Administration’s renewable energy efforts and devised the solution to the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Chu will discuss future of the U.S. energy landscape – from fracking and oil sands, to renewables and new technologies. And he’ll assess their impact on global climate change.