The BP Disaster and the Future of the Energy Business
Nov 18, 2010
from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
|Where||Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave.|
|Contact Name||Matthew LePere|
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This program is made possible by support from the David Berg Foundation.
About the Program
Washington Post energy correspondent Steve Mufson will speak about the BP oil spill and its implications for companies that find and provide the world with fossil fuels. He will address the legal, legislative and policy responses to the disaster and discuss the unique ethical challenges facing the energy industry.
A light lunch will be served.
About the Speaker
Steven Mufson is a staff writer at The Washington Post, currently covering energy. A graduate of Yale University, he worked at The Wall Street Journal from 1980 to 1986 in New York, London and Johannesburg. He worked in Johannesburg from 1986-87 for Business Week and later had a visiting fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he wrote "Fighting Years; Black Resistance and the Struggle for a New South Africa" (Beacon Press). In 1989, he went to work for The Washington Post and he was its chief economics correspondent. From 1994 to 1998 he was the Beijing correspondent. Upon returning to the United States, he covered diplomatic affairs and then became deputy editor of Outlook, a weekly section of commentary and opinion. He has been covering energy since 2006. He is also a visiting lecturer at Georgetown University where he has taught an American Studies course about American opinion journalism from Tom Paine to the blogs.
The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity thanks the following student organization for their participation in the David Berg Foundation Series on Ethics and Accountability: