Center for American Progress

Energy Security in the 21st Century: A New National Strategy

On Wednesday, July 26, 2006, leading energy and national security experts present a new, comprehensive U.S. energy security strategy that addresses the complex relationship between energy and national security. It confronts the myriad of urgent security threats posed by our dependence on fossil fuels—from global warming to the war on terror to nuclear proliferation. By following its recommendations, the United States can chart a new course toward increased energy independence and enhanced national, economic, and environmental security.

Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State, and Principal, The Albright Group, LLC
Carol Browner, former Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, and Principal, The Albright Group, LLC
John D. Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress

Wednesday, July 26, 2006
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Coffee and juice will be provided.
Admission is free.

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Madeleine Albright is a Principal with The Albright Group, LLC in Washington, D.C. Dr. Albright served as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States, and she was the first woman Secretary of State. As Secretary, Dr. Albright reinforced America’s alliances, advocated democracy and human rights, and promoted American trade and business, labor and environmental standards abroad. She served as a member of the President’s Cabinet and National Security Council for eight years. Dr. Albright also served as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1993 to 1997. Dr. Albright's latest book, entitled The Mighty and The Almighty: Reflections on America, God and World Affairs, was published in May 2006.

Carol Browner served as Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency from 1993 to 2001, a $7 billion, 18,000-employee federal agency responsible for protecting the public’s air, water, and the health of their communities. From 1991 to 1993, Ms. Browner served as Secretary of Florida's Department of Environmental Regulation, one of the nation's largest state environmental agencies. Ms. Browner, an attorney, is widely recognized for her innovative partnerships with the business community and non-governmental organizations, forging common sense, cost-effective solutions to public health and environmental challenges. Accomplishments during her tenure included enacting the strongest-ever national air pollution standards, creating innovative and flexible alternatives to traditional regulatory programs, and leveraging more than $1 billion in public and private funds to clean up brownfields.

John D. Podesta is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for American Progress and visiting Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. From October 1998 until January 2001, Podesta served as Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton, where he was responsible for directing congressional relations and staff activities of the White House. He coordinated the work of cabinet agencies with a particular emphasis on the development of federal budget and tax policy, and served in the President's Cabinet, and as a Principal on the National Security Council. Podesta has also held a number of positions on Capitol Hill including: Counselor to former Democratic Leader Senator Tom Daschle; Chief Minority Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittees on Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks, and Security and Terrorism; and Counsel on the Majority Staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Podesta is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Knox College.

Task Force Members:

Madeleine K. Albright
Samuel R. Berger
Rand Beers
Carol Browner
William Danvers
Tom Daschle
John Deutch
Thomas J. Downey
Michèle A. Flournoy
Leon Fuerth
Denis McDonough
Suzanne George
James C. O'Brien
Peter Ogden
John Podesta
Susan E. Rice
Wendy R. Sherman
Gayle Smith
Tara Sonenshine
Jim Steinberg
Timothy E. Wirth


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Date: 7/21/2006

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