An American Town Hall: Detroit

October 7, 2014
9:30 - 11:30 am EDT


Tuesday, October 7

9:30 am EDT Welcome and Introductory Remarks - An American Town Hall: Detroit     Watch On-Demand
  • Emily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director, AtlanticLIVE
  • Louis Finkel, Executive Vice President for Government Relations, American Petroleum Institute
9:45 am EDT Panel Discussion: Energizing the Heartland     Watch On-Demand
  • Mark Barteau, Director, University of Michigan Energy Institute
  • Chris Kolb, President and Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Environmental Council
  • Mike Johnston, Vice President, Government Affairs, Michigan Manufacturers Association
  • Moderated by: Tracy Samilton, Auto Reporter and Producer, Michigan Public Radio
10:30 am EDT Headline Interview: The Honorable Peter Hoekstra     Watch On-Demand
  • The Honorable Peter Hoekstra, Senior Director, Greenberg Traurig LLP; former Member, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Interviewed by: Molly Ball, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
11:00 am EDT Headline Interview: The Honorable John Dingell     Watch On-Demand
  • The Honorable John Dingell, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Interviewed by: Molly Ball, Staff Writer, The Atlantic

About this conference

What do your elected officials and state leaders believe is in our country's energy future--and what's in store for Michigan? What decisions will they make, and which direction will they take, if elected, to ensure that the United States remains at the forefront of global energy innovation and domination? How will they create policies that recognize the energy industry's importance in determining the health of Michigan's manufacturing economy--and its environment? Join The Atlantic as it poses these questions and more to your state leaders ahead of the 2014 midterm elections in November.

About The Atlantic

Since 1857, The Atlantic has helped shape the national debate on the most critical and contentious issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. Through in-depth analysis in the monthly print magazine, complemented by up-to-the-minute insights delivered throughout the day on, The Atlantic provides the nation’s thought leaders and professional class with forward-looking, fresh perspectives that provoke and challenge, define and affect the lives we’re living today, and give shape to the lives we will live tomorrow.

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