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Susan Eisenhower to Speak at Ohio Wesleyan University
‘America’s Energy Infrastructure’ Discussion Part of 2009-2010 Sagan National Colloquium

September 17, 2009

Susan Eisenhower
Photo courtesy of Susan Eisenhower
DELAWARE, OH – Susan Eisenhower, president of The Eisenhower Group, Inc., and a leading energy expert, will shed light on “America’s Energy Infrastructure: Renewing for Global Competitiveness” when she visits Ohio Wesleyan University as part of the university’s 2009-2010 Sagan National Colloquium.

Eisenhower, granddaughter of former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, will discuss America’s need for an efficient, effective national electricity grid when she speaks at 4 p.m. Oct. 2 in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Her discussion, which is free and open to the public, also will help to kick off Ohio Wesleyan’s 2009 Homecoming and Family Weekend.

“It is imperative that we invest in our transmission infrastructure,” Eisenhower has said. “Without a more robust grid that can transport large quantities of renewable and non-renewable power, we will neither meet our environmental objectives nor ensure that we have adequate supplies of electricity in the future.”

The Eisenhower Group, Inc., provides strategic counsel on political, business and public affairs projects. Susan Eisenhower personally has counseled multiple institutions and companies on to energy issues, including many Fortune 500 corporations. She also sits on the Energy Future Coalition board and is an adviser to the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy.

During her career, Eisenhower has been heavily involved in nuclear energy issues, visiting reactors in the United States, France, and Russia, as well as a nuclear reprocessing plant in France and uranium facilities in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In addition to speaking at Ohio Wesleyan, Eisenhower has made presentations at such prominent venues as the National Press Club, the Smithsonian Institution, The French National Assembly, and the White House. She has written hundreds of articles for outlets including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and USA Today, and provided analysis for CNN International, MSNBC, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, and many more. To learn more about Susan Eisenhower, visit www.susaneisenhower.com.

Each year, Ohio Wesleyan’s Sagan National Colloquium spotlights an issue of global significance. This year’s theme is “Renewing America for a Global Century: From Theory to Practice at Ohio Wesleyan University.” Additional 2009-2010 Colloquium speakers and topics include the following:

  • 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 – Kori Schake, senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and associate professor of International Security Studies at the United States Military Academy, discusses “Managing American Hegemony: American Power in a Time of Dominance.” Her presentation, co-sponsored by the International Studies Program, is part of the Corinne Lyman Lecture Series. The program will be held in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.
  • 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 – Richard Longworth, senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and a distinguished visiting scholar at DePaul University, discusses “The American Midwest in the Age of Globalization.” His presentation, co-sponsored by the departments of Economics and Journalism, will be held in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.
  • 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 – Andrew Revkin, environmental reporter for The New York Times, discusses “The Energy Quest.” His presentation, co-sponsored by the Department of Journalism and the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs, will be held in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.
  • 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 – Joshua Spero, associate professor of political science at Fitchburg State College, discusses “National and International Leadership through Service.” His presentation will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Ohio Wesleyan graduates Marija Ignjatovic, 2003, and Lydia Spitalny, 2008. The event will be held in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.
  • 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 – Andrei Codrescu, the MacCurdy Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Louisiana State University, discusses “What is an Immigrant, What Makes an American?” His presentation, co-sponsored by the International Studies Program and the Department of Politics and Government, also is the 2009-2010 John Kennard Eddy Lecture on World Politics. The program will be held in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.
  • 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 – Bonnie Honig, the Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University and research professor at the American Bar Foundation, discusses “Walt Whitman and the (Im)possibility of Renewal.” Her presentation, co-sponsored by the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, will be held in the Benes Rooms of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

For more information about Ohio Wesleyan’s 2009-2010 Sagan National Colloquium, visit snc.owu.edu.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 45 states and 39 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.