Upcoming Events

Tuck Climate Change Speakers

Lunchtime lectures
Mar. 27: David Hone, Chief Climate Change Advisor for Shell
Apr. 17: Kathy Baughman McLeod, Director, Climate Risk and Resiliance at the Nature Conservancy
May 2: John Morton, former Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change at the White House
May 15: Ashley Schulten, Head of Climate Solution, Fixed Income, at Blackrock

For additional information, including room locations, contact Hannah Payson at the Center for Business, Government & Society at the Tuck School (

Past Events

Annual Business and Society Conference

“Business NOT as Usual: Redefining roles and responsibilities in a time of broadened social consciousness”

Panels will cover topics such as real estate, national security and technology, energy, and more and will offer in-depth explorations of how growing societal expectations are driving business leaders and organizations to reevaluate their roles and responsibilities.
Feb. 23, 3:30–4:30
Feb 24, 9:00–5:00
Raether Hall, Tuck School of Business

Lecture: A Gambler’s Approach to Gambling the Globe

Aaron Brown, Managing Director and Head of AQR Financial Market Research
Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m.
Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Abstract: This talk will parallel a Jones Seminar given three years ago by Professor Mark Borsuk describing a decision theory approach to climate change policy. At each stage, it will contrast the decision theory mathematics to the risk management mathematics. The original talk began with considering what the optimal choices should be for a beneficent, omnipotent dictator and at the end suggested ongoing extensions to a game-theoretic analysis of agent-based treaty processes. The risk management approach begins by looking for social games-perhaps treaty processes, but they could also be financial markets, liability structures, insurance businesses, adversarial processes or other institutions that will result in good decisions, without trying to guess what those decisions should be. This allows it to bypass most of the technical comp! lexity, data, and assumptions of the decision theoretic approach, which means this portion of the talk will be shorter than the original. The remaining time will be used for a discussion of how to integrate the two perspectives into a policy that reflects the best available scientific knowledge with a social process that leads to cheerful, productive, rational, self-correcting consensus rather than infighting, inaction and inferior outcomes.

Panel Discussion: Energy and the Environment Under the New Administration

Moderated by Joseph Helble, Dean and Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering
Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Georgiopoulous Classroom, Raether Hall, Tuck School
Part of a series of events discussing the incoming Trump administration and new Republican Congress

Lecture: Small-scale Mechanics of Nanoscale Metals

Professor Frederic Sansoz (University of Vermont)
Friday, Jan. 13, 2017
3:30 p.m.
Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Lecture: Energy and Society

Dan Reicher ’78, executive director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford, will deliver a talk on the intersections of energy and society. Reicher is a former assistant secretary of energy for energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016
1–2:15 p.m.
Georgiopoulos Classroom, Raether Hall

Co-sponsors: Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy; Thayer School of Engineering; Office of Sustainability; Revers Energy Initiative; Center for Business, Government, and Society