Energy Panel Speakers
Bill Hogan - Energy Panel on (Date TBA)
William W. Hogan is the Raymond Plank Professor of Global Energy Policyat the Harvard Kennedy School. He is Research Director of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group in the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and a longtime member of the Kennedy School Faculty Appointments Committee. He served on the faculty of Stanford University, where he founded the Energy Modeling Forum (EMF), and is past president of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).
Professor Hogan's research focuses on the interaction of energy economics and public policy, with an emphasis on the restructuring of the electricity industry in the United States and worldwide. He has worked to design the market structures and market rules by which regional transmission organizations coordinate bid-based markets for energy, ancillary services, and financial transmission rights. Selected papers are available on his website, www.whogan.com.
Professor Hogan received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and his PhD from UCLA.
Afreen Siddiqi - Energy Panel on (Date TBA)
Dr. Afreen Siddiqi received her S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Systems. Afreen has worked as an engineer in software development, oil and gas sector, and in the aerospace sector with multi-national corporations such as National Instruments, Schlumberger, and Orbital Sciences Corporation.
Currently, she is a Research Scientist in the Engineering Systems Division at MIT, and a Visiting Scholar in the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Her research is on quantitative systems analysis for informing strategic planning and policy decisions for use of natural resources, with a special focus on investigating the emerging couplings between water, energy, and food security in Pakistan and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Adil Najam - Energy Panel on (Date TBA)
Dr. Adil Najam is a Professor of International Relations and Earth & Environment at Boston Univeristy. Formerly, he was Vice Chancellor of the Lahore Univeristy of Management Sciences (LUMS) and Director of the BU Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. He has also taught at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Najam served as a Convening Lead Author for the 3rd and 4th IPCC Assessment Reports, work for which the IPCC was awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
Prof. Najam is a past winner of MIT’s Goodwin Medal for Effective Teaching, the Fletcher School Paddock Teaching Award, the Stein Rokan Award of the International Political Science Association, the ARNOVA Emerging Scholar Award, and in 2010 was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence), Pakistan’s highest civil award. He has authored over 100 scholarly publications, most recently co-editing: South Asia 2060 (2013), The Future of South-South Economic Relations (2012) and How Immigrants Impact Their Homelands (2012). He has served on the Advisory Board of the Human Development Report and was elected a Fellow at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and also the Human Development Capability Association (HDCA).
In 2009 Dr. Najam was nominated by the UN Secretary General to serve on the UN Committee on Development (CDP). He serves on the international boards of The Asia Foundation, WWF-International, the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Consensus Building Institute (CBI), the Pakistan Center for Philanthropy (PCP), the South Asia Network of Development and Environment Economics (SANDEE), and is Board Chair for LEAD-Pakistan.