Dean’s Lecture Series: Energy Insecurity – The People’s Struggle for Power in America

May 1 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Millions of Americans experience energy insecurity. Anchored in narrative accounts from around the country, this talk will highlight the core tenets of the energy insecurity phenomenon and discuss a policy roadmap for ensuring that households in the US are able to adequately meet their household energy needs. A sociologist by training, Dr. Diana Hernández conducts community-oriented research at the intersection of energy, equity, housing and health in collaboration with community groups and government agencies around the country. She is the Co-Director of the Energy Opportunity Lab at the Center for Global Energy Policy and Deputy Director of the Center for Environmental Health and Justice in Northern Manhattan. She also serves on NYC’s Environmental Justice Advisory Board. Her first book about energy insecurity in America is due to be published in 2023.

This hybrid event will take place online via Zoom and in person at the Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, Room CO5.

About the Lecture Series

Columbia School of Social Work is pleased to announce the Dean’s Lecture Series on Inequality and Opportunity. The lecture series features prominent scholars who will address the complex system of racist and oppressive policies and practices that result in inequities, including a focus on disparities in health, education, economic opportunity, and employment outcomes.