The Set America Free Coalition's Primary Energy '08: Presidential Candidate Series with 2008 Republican Presidential candidate Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS).
Senator Brownback delivers an address on America's Energy Security Policy.
The goal of Primary Energy '08 series is to elevate and invigorate the energy policy debate in the 2008 presidential elections by providing leading presidential candidates an exclusive stage to publicly present their energy program and interact with a select group of energy experts, media and public opinion shapers.
Samuel Dale Brownback
Samuel Dale Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is the senior United States senator from the U.S. state of Kansas. On January 20, 2007 he announced his intention to seek the Republican Party's nomination for President in the 2008 Presidential election.
Gal Luft is executive director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS) and co-founder of the Set America Free Coalition, an alliance of national security, environmental, labor and religious groups promoting ways to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil.
He specializes in strategy, geopolitics, terrorism, Middle East and energy security. Newsweek Magazine called him a "tireless and independent advocate of energy security," and the business magazine Poder called him "one of the most recognizable figures in modern energy and security issues."
Dr. Luft has published numerous studies and articles on security and energy issues in various newspapers and publications such as Foreign Affairs, The American Interest, Commentary Magazine, Middle East Quarterly, LA Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. He appears frequently in the media and consults to various think tanks and news organizations worldwide. Dr. Luft testified before committees of the U.S. Congress, including Senate Foreign Relations, House International Relations, House Science and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He is a board member of the Center for Energy Defence and a member of the Society of Industry Leaders, the Committee on the Present Danger and other non-profit groups. He holds degrees in international relations, international economics, Middle East studies and strategic studies and a doctorate in strategic studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS,) Johns Hopkins University.