Events

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March 4, 2021 at 3:30 pm MST

On March 4, the CAES Codebreaker webinar features a presentation by Dr. Ron Fisher, director of the Infrastructure Assurance & Analysis Division at INL and the director of the INL Resilience Optimization Center, both of which support the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other federal partners by providing unique capabilities to complex resilience and infrastructure challenges. Fisher’s presentation, “Critical infrastructure protection and resilience: History, trends, and INL’s role,” takes place at 3:30 pm MST and will delve into the history and trends of critical infrastructure protection and resilience, and INL’s role in addressing the issue. The session will be on Microsoft Teams:
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March 24, 2021 at 11:30 MST

On March 24 at 11:30 am MST, the CAES Energy Policy Institute’s Power Talks series features “The New CEQ NEPA Regulations in 2021: Potential Changes and Implications for Energy,” hosted by Temple Stoellinger of the University of Wyoming. For a full schedule of Power Talks events and to register for free, visit https://www.boisestate.edu/epi/upcomingevents/. For more information or to subscribe to Energy Policy Institute announcements, email the institute at epi@boisestate.edu.

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April 1, 2020 at 3:30 pm MST

The CAES Codebreaker webinar on April 1 at 3:30 pm MST features a presentation by Dr. Sin Ming Loo, professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Boise State University and director of the Cyber-Physical Systems Security effort at Boise State University. Although his presentation is still in the works, he will focus on Data Resilience, systems thinking for cyber, and new curriculum related to the cyber certificate he developed. Stay tuned for details.

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April 14, 2021 at 11:30 am MST

On April 14 at 11:30 am MST, the CAES Energy Policy Institute’s Power Talks series presents “Planning and Policy across Natural Gas and Power Markets,” hosted by Seth Blumsackis , professor of Energy and Environmental Economics and International Affairs at Pennsylvania State University whose research centers on the electricity and natural gas industries, regulation and deregulation in network industries, network science, risk analysis, and managing complex infrastructure systems. He has been studying the electric power industry through academic and consulting affiliations for more than 15 years. For a full schedule of Power Talks events and to register for free, visit https://www.boisestate.edu/epi/upcomingevents/. For more information or to subscribe to Energy Policy Institute announcements, email the institute at epi@boisestate.edu.

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April 28, 2021 at 11:30 am MST

On April 28 at 11:30 am MST, the CAES Energy Policy Institute’s Power Talks series presents “Public Opinion and Nuclear Power in U.S. History for Defense and Energy Purposes” hosted by Sarah Robey, an assistant professor and director of Undergraduate Studies in History at Idaho State University whose current book project, Atomic Americans: Citizens in a Nuclear State, examines how the threat of nuclear war changed American ideas about participatory democracy, the role of the state, and civic responsibility during the early Cold War (Cornell University Press, forthcoming). Robey, who holds a PhD in History from Temple University with an emphasis on the history of science and technology and nuclear history, will also have a chapter on industry-sponsored science education films included in the upcoming energy humanities collection, American Energy Cinema (University of West Virginia Press, forthcoming). Robey is beginning work on her second book-length manuscript, a regional history of INL and its place in the landscape of the Nuclear West. For a full schedule of Power Talks events and to register for free, visit https://www.boisestate.edu/epi/upcomingevents/. For more information or to subscribe to Energy Policy Institute announcements, email the institute at epi@boisestate.edu.

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May 5, 2021 at 11:30 am MST

On May 5 at 11:30 am MST, the CAES Energy Policy Institute’s Power Talks series presents “Hydropower in the Northwest: Decisions on Energy Resilience & Salmon with the Lower Snake River Dams, Session 2.0” a panel discussion with Don Sampson, Chief of the Walla Walla Tribe, head of the climate change program from the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, and spokesperson for the Northwest Tribal Salmon Alliance; Monica Hubbard, an assistant professor for Boise State University’s Department of Public Policy and Administration whose research includes research includes water resources, emerging technologies, natural disasters, and energy; and Kurt Miller, executive director for Northwest River Partners, an organization that focuses on communities served by not-for-profit utilities and other hydropower supporters across the Pacific and Inland Northwest. For a full schedule of Power Talks events and to register for free, visit https://www.boisestate.edu/epi/upcomingevents/. For more information or to subscribe to Energy Policy Institute announcements, email the institute at epi@boisestate.edu.

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May 6, 2021 

On May 6, Dr. Veronika Vazhnik is the presenter at the Codebreaker webinar. Her presentation is expected to focus on energy policy. Vazhnik is the CAES Fellow in the first cohort of the Idaho Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program, embedded in the Idaho State Office of Energy and Mineral Resources. She earned her PhD in biorenewable systems with a minor in operations research from Pennsylvania State University. Stay tuned for details. 

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