New report on America’s energy future is focus of talk June 7

Washington University’s Olin Business School presents “Thought Leadership” series

Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton will share findings from the recent report by the Committee on America’s Energy Future in a talk beginnig at 7:30 a.m. Monday, June 7, at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Mo.

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Wrighton served as vice-chair of the Committee on America’s Energy Future, a group sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He is a scientist, researcher and respected authority on global energy options.

Sponsored by the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, this event is part of the ongoing “Thought Leadership” series, which allows Kansas City-area professionals to engage in timely discussions of business topics with university experts. The free event includes a continental breakfast and is open to the public, but registration is required.

WHEN: 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. Monday, June 7

WHERE: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Mo, 64110


Wrighton just returned from China where he delivered a keynote address on global energy needs and options at the Shanghai Forum. He told the international gathering of economists and political leaders that, “securing safe, abundant, affordable energy resources while avoiding adverse effects on the environment is important for all nations.” But, he said, China faces an even greater challenge because of the rapid growth of its economy and unprecedented demand for energy. “How China meets this demand,” Wrighton said, “will have consequences for the rest of the world.”

Wrighton has been chancellor at Washington University in St. Louis since 1995. He is a professor of chemistry and former provost at MIT.

The Olin Business School currently offers an Executive MBA program, one and two-day business seminars and customized executive education programs in Kansas City. For more information about Olin Executive Education contact or 314-935-EMBA (3622).