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Susquehanna’s Weis Lecture to Address Energy Policy

Published on November 4, 2013

Deborah Lawrence Rogers, executive director of Energy Policy Forum, will present Susquehanna University’s Sigmund Weis Partners Lecture, titled “Shale: The Drilling Treadmill,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14.Deborah Lawrence Rogers

The event, held in Faylor Hall of Susquehanna’s Fisher Hall, is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the university’s Sigmund Weis School of Business.

Rogers is serving a three-year term on an advisory committee for the U.S. Department of Interior’s U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI). In May, she testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. She also participates in a working group at the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the U.S. Department of Energy. This past June, she spoke before the NATO European Parliamentary Delegation regarding shale economics. Rogers served on the Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 2008–11. In June 2012, she was invited to speak in Rio de Janeiro at the International Society for Ecological Economics in conjunction with Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Rogers is a member of the board of Earthworks, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the impacts of irresponsible mineral and energy development while seeking sustainable solutions. She is the founder of Energy Policy Forum, a consultancy and educational forum dedicated to policy and financial issues regarding shale oil as well as gas and renewable energy. Rogers lectures on shale gas economics throughout the U.S. and abroad at universities, business venues and public forums. She has appeared on MSNBC, PBS and NPR. She has also been featured in articles discussing the financial anomalies of shale gas in The New York Times, Rolling Stone magazine, the Village Voice, and London’s The Guardian.

Each fall and spring semester at Susquehanna University, the Sigmund Weis Partners gather on campus for a special dinner and guest speaker program. Attendees are able to meet the speaker and network with one another and the Sigmund Weis School community. Sigmund Weis Partners are regional business executives who take an interest in the school’s activities.

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