Public Lecture: "Freedom from Oil" by David Sandalow

Past Event

26 February 2008, 1:00am

Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Lecture Theatre

"I plan to deliver an address from the Oval Office one month from today. The topic will be oil dependence."

David Sandalow opens his book, Freedom from Oil, with these words and takes the reader to the highest levels of government, as Cabinet members and White House aides debate how to break our addiction to oil. In a fast-moving narrative, David Sandalow shows how to solve this problem while offering a unique window into the White House at work.

Based on this book, Sandalow will give a public lecture which draws on both his government experience and energy expertise to explore options, shape solutions and create national policy to address the United States' oil addiction.

David Sandalow is Energy & Environment Scholar and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of Freedom from Oil (McGraw-Hill October 2007). Sandalow is Chair of the Energy & Climate Working Group of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Sandalow has served as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment & Science; Senior Director for Environmental Affairs, National Security Council; Associate Director for the Global Environment, White House Council on Environmental Quality; and Executive Vice President, World Wildlife Fund-US. His opinion pieces and articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Boston Globe, Science, and many other periodicals.

The Lecture will be Chaired by Dr Ian Goldin, Director of the James Martin 21st Century School.