WATCH: The Global Rise of the Modern Plug-In EV

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Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 - 4:05 pm

Transportation is at the precipice of a revolution in propulsion not seen since the internal combustion engine replaced the horse and buggy. The proliferation of electric cars will change the daily lives of motorists, boost some regional economies and hurt others, reduce oil insecurity but create new insecurities about raw materials, and impact urban air quality and climate change. 

Duke alumnus Dr. John Graham joined the Duke University Energy Initiative and Duke Center on Risk to discuss the forces driving this global transition, highlighting themes from his new book, The Global Rise of the Modern Plug-In Electric Vehicle: Public Policy, Innovation, and Strategy (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021). Dr. Graham, who earned a master's degree in public affairs at Duke in 1980, is Professor of Risk Analysis and Decision Science and Dean Emeritus of the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.

After an introduction by Jonathan Wiener (Duke Law, Nicholas School of the Environment, Sanford School of Public Policy), Graham gave a brief talk and engaged in conversation with Dr. Lori Bennear (Nicholas School of the Environment), who moderated questions from the audience.

Location: Zoom (register for link)
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Ahmadieh Family Auditorium (Gross Hall 107)
Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am