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Book Happenings

by Michael Levi
April 24, 2013

My book The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America’s Future will be published next Thursday. Below you’ll find a current listing of public events for the book. But first a request: I know that many readers of this blog have bought or received early copies of the book. If you liked it, and think others would too, I urge you to post a review on Amazon. It turns out that those matter a lot; I’ll be most grateful to anyone who takes a few minutes to do that. And now on to the events (all links below are to events pages with further information)…

May 2, Washington, DC: “The Power Surge”. I’ll be in conversation with Steve LeVine at the New America Foundation. This is the first event squarely about the book.

May 9, New York, NY: “In Print featuring Michael Levi – The Power Surge”. I’ll speak with former Foreign Affairs editor (and great reader) Jim Hoge about the book.

May 29, Calgary, AB: “Is Canada Becoming an Energy Superpower?”. A debate (I mostly say no) involving Ed Morse, myself, and a couple others. Not quite about the book, but I’m sure we’ll get into some closely related issues.

June 18, Dallas, TX: Details to come.

June 19, Houston, TX: “The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America’s Future”.

June 20, San Francisco, CA: Details to come.

More cities and dates are in the works. I’ll also be doing some less-public speaking, at the Milken Global Conference, Aspen Ideas Festival, and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, DC, and elsewhere. I hope to see some blog readers at these events!

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  • Posted by Kathryn

    Is the Calgary event invite-only? No registration information is listed. I work across the street and would love to come.

  • Posted by Ken Ricci

    Michael I heard you discussing your book with Michael Krasny on KQED forum this morning. You and Krasny issued a challenge to thorium advocates to try to present both the technical downside and the upside of this potential energy resource. I am one such thorium fuel advocate but I agree with you that thorium is no magical solution or silver bullet that will solve all of nuclear energy’s problems. If you have technical questions about the claims for thorium providing “proliferation resistant, safer, waste-free, lower cost” nuclear energy I would be happy to discuss the technical trade-offs involved for each issue, backed up with references from the peer-reviewed literature. Obviously the claim I put in quotes above is wildy exaggerated and there are trade-offs involved at every step in the process, particularly in the trade-off between waste management and proliferation resistance. If you can get my email from this blog post, use it; otherwise send me an invitation to connect at “Kenneth Ricci (applied nuclear physicist)” on Linked-In. I want to promote thorium fuel in a responsible way that does not oversell the future possibilities but acknowledge the potential for incremental improvement.

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