Due to inclement weather, this event is rescheduled to Thursday, March 4th.
During our dialogue with Commissioner Adrian Garcia, we will learn about Harris County’s newly established Intergovernmental and Global Affairs Department (IGA), its mandate, priorities and goals. With Commissioner’s 35-year career in Houston’s public service and knowledge of the city, this will be a dialogue on Houston’s continued development into globally significant city and the importance of strategic alliances.
Academic WorldQuest is an exciting game of international trivia for high school students, played in teams of four, with 10 rounds of seven questions. Answers are submitted by teams, not individuals. It’s a great way to test your knowledge of international issues. Anyone can participate free of charge and teams can be formed by schools or SWAC clubs!
In honor of Mark Rothko’s Latvian heritage, Latvian jazz ensemble the Māris Briežkalns Quintet commissioned ten Latvian composers to each create an original jazz composition, arranged and performed by the Quintet. Each composition is created to illustrate the moods and atmosphere evoked by an iconic Rothko painting selected by the composer.
Dan Esty is the Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University. He serves as director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (www.yale.edu/envirocenter) and as co-director of the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance. From 2011 to 2014, Professor Esty served as Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. He is the author or editor of thirteen books and dozens of articles on environmental protection, regulatory reform, finance, and energy policy, and their connections to sustainability, trade, and broad-based economic progress—including his most recent edited volumes, A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future, and Values at Work: Sustainable Investing and ESG Reporting.
Ambassador Domingos Fezas Vital, Portugal’s Ambassador to the United States of America
Stephen Trauber joined Citi in 2010 as Vice Chairman and Global Head of Energy and serves on the senior leadership team of Citi’s Global Corporate and Investment Bank.
Walter Isaacson, a professor of history at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies. He is also the author The Innovators; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Visit him at Isaacson.Tulane.edu.
Bobby Tudor is a Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners. He also serves as the Chairman of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. which combined with Perella Weinberg Partners in November 2016. TPH is a leading Energy Investment and Merchant bank formed in 2007 with over 180 employees in five offices in the US, Canada and UK. It is widely recognized for its industry leading position in Energy securities research, Energy investment banking advisory transactions, and Energy asset management.
This student event will host our guest expert Dr. Alan Steinberg who will be facilitating a discussion around civic engagement and ways we can take action.
David Michels is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kinder Morgan, Inc., one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. In this role, Mr. Michels directs the company’s overall financial strategy while overseeing the firm’s treasury, tax, accounting, financial reporting, investor relations and financial planning functions.