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WVU Law energy center hosting Millenium Leaders Program


MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — Some of the world’s rising young leaders will be in Morgantown on June 19 and 20 when West Virginia University’s Center for Energy and Sustainable Development hosts the Atlantic Council’s Millennium Leaders Program.

WVU Law Professor James Van Nostrand“This is a very impressive group of international future leaders,” said James Van Nostrand, professor of law and director of the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development. “Their visit provides WVU with a great opportunity to demonstrate our expertise and capabilities to a diverse group of young global trailblazers.”

The group will meet at the WVU College of Law where they will hear from Dean Gregory Bowman and environmental and energy experts Evan Hansen of Downstream Strategies and Karan Ireland of WV SUN.

Joyce McConnell, WVU Provost, will also meet with the Millennium Leaders before they visit a hydraulic fracturing well pad in near Blacksville, West Virginia, with WVU geology professor Tim Carr. The following day, the group will tour the Longview Power Plant in Maidsville, West Virginia.

The Millennium Leaders include government officials from Portugal, Taiwan, Ukraine and California; executives from Uber, PayPal and the World Resources Institute; a faculty member from American University in Beirut; an IBM research scientist; a U.S. diplomat; a former White House staffer; an international finance and investment advisor; a World Wildlife Fund director; energy data and security technology entrepreneurs; and international journalists.

About the Millennium Leaders Program

Organized by The Atlantic Council, the Millennium Leaders Program provides exceptional leaders aged 35 and under with unique opportunities to build a global network, engage directly with world leaders, develop key professional skills, and collaborate to have a global impact.

About the Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council is a Washington, D.C.-based organization that promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community's central role in meeting global challenges. Its missions is to shape policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.

About the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development

The Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at the WVU College of Law conducts objective, unbiased research and policy analyses providing a forum for issues to be explored by various stakeholders, and promotes policies that balance the demand for energy resources alongside the need to reduce environmental impacts. The Center was founded in 2011.


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