Resnick Institute


Our lectures bring leading thinkers and researchers in energy science, technology, policy, economics, and media to campus to share their views with the Caltech community and the public.

Upcoming Lectures

Hal Harvey

Chen-Huang Sustainable Energy Series Lecture

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

4:00 to 5:00 pm | Ramo Auditorium

Real-World Strategies to Win Climate Change

The sheer math of carbon accumulation in the atmosphere demands a large-scale and rapid response. Hal Harvey will discuss the strategy—which countries, which policies—required to deliver a low-carbon future. He will discuss in further depth the characteristics of successful energy policy design.

About Hal Harvey

CEO of Energy Innovation, an energy and environmental policy firm. He was the founder of ClimateWorks Foundation (2008) and Energy Foundation (1991), and served as Environment Program Director at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He served on energy panels appointed by Presidents Bush (41) and Clinton, and currently serves as President and Chairman of the Board for several financial, science, and philanthropic groups. He is also a Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Paulson Institute. Hal has BS and MS degrees from Stanford University in Engineering, specializing in Energy Planning.

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Past Resnick Distinguished Lectures

Past Chen-Huang Sustainable Energy Series Lectures

The Chen-Huang Sustainable Energy Series is made possible by the generous support of Dr. Marina Chen (MS '80 CS; PhD '83 CS) and Chi-Fu Huang.

Past Resnick Sustainability Institute Public Lectures

Vinod Khosla

October 26, 2010

8:00 pm - Hameetman Auditorium

Vinod Khosla:
Extrapolating the Past vs. Inventing the Future

Khosla describes how our assumptions about past performance make predictions of the future very unreliable, and outlines his beliefs about how to build a sustainable energy future.