BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 26, 2008 – Energy efficiency, energy security, and powering America's future while protecting the environment are the subjects of the Spring 2009 Energy and Environment Speaker Series sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.
On March 17, Anne Korin, who chairs the Set America Free Coalition, will address energy supply vulnerabilities, OPEC, energy security, energy strategies, and technological innovation. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be at 2 p.m. in the Graduate Life Center multipurpose room.
The Set America Free Coalition is an alliance of national security, environmental, labor, and religious groups promoting ways to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil. The coalition was organized by the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security to promote practical ways to make progress toward energy security over the next several years. The institute is a non-profit public educational organization focusing on energy security that promotes public awareness of the strong impact energy has on our economy and security and of the myriad of technological and policy solutions to enhance energy security, and increase peace, prosperity, and stability in the world.
Korin is also co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, and editor of Energy Security. She has advised high tech companies and has worked on a wide variety of projects for such corporations as Exxon International, KPMG, and Goldman Sachs. She appears frequently on Capitol Hill and her advice is sought by members of Congress. She has given interviews to CNN, FOX, CBC, National Public Radio, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Her articles have been published by Foreign Affairs, Commentary Magazine, and The Journal of International Security Affairs.
Korin earned her undergraduate engineering degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University and is a doctoral candidate at Stanford University.