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IBGC & CIERP present: "Energy Policy: Should Costs be Hidden?"
Join us for a spirited dialogue presented by…  “Energy Policy: Should Costs Be Hidden?”       Ed Muller Rtd. Vice Chairman, NRG Energy      _____________________________     Monday, October 23rd, 2017      12:30pm   M200    Fletcher School __________________________________      For more information, contact Tanya Halvorsen (tanya.halvorsen@tufts.edu)      _______________________________  The United States and other nations are seeking to address emissions of carbon dioxide through various energy policies. Given a choice of acting directly, such as imposing taxes on the use of fossil fuels, and acting indirectly, such as through subsidies for renewables, governments have chosen to act indirectly. Is this a good choice and what are the downsides of acting indirectly?    _______________________________ BACKGROUND  Edward Muller is the retired vice chairman of NRG Energy, Inc., a competitive energy company that produces and sells electricity in the United States. Prior to the merger in 2012 of GenOn Energy Inc. and NRG, he was chairman and chief executive of GenOn which produced and sold electricity in the United States. Before the formation of GenOn through the merger in 2010 of Mirant Corporation and RRI Energy, he was chairman and chief executive of Mirant Corporation. During his tenure, Mirant also produced and sold electricity in Curacao, the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Philippines and Trinidad. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of Edison Mission Energy, the wholly owned global power subsidiary of Edison International, which during his tenure had major activities in Australia, Indonesia, Italy, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.    Prior to joining Edison Mission, Muller was vice president, chief financial officer, general counsel and secretary of Whittaker Corp., a Los Angeles-based conglomerate with activities in aerospace, chemicals, healthcare and metals. From 1991 to 1993, in addition to his duties at Whittaker, he was also vice president, general counsel and secretary of BioWhittaker, Inc., a Maryland-based biotechnology firm spun off by Whittaker.    Muller is a director of AeroVironment, Inc., a producer of unmanned aircraft systems and efficient energy systems, and of Transocean Ltd., an offshore oil and gas driller. He previously has been a director of  Contact Energy, Ltd., a New Zealand electric company; Edison Mission Energy; Interval, Inc., a provider of Internet-based tools for automotive retailers; GenOn Energy Inc.; Mirant Corporation; NRG Energy, Inc., Oasis Residential, Inc., an apartment REIT; Ormat Technologies, Inc., a developer, builder, owner and operator of geothermal power plants; RealEnergy, Inc., a developer, owner and operator of on-site generation for commercial office buildings; RigNet Inc., a provider of information and communication services for drilling rigs; Strategic Data Corp., an Internet personalization and datamining firm; The Keith Companies, Inc, an engineering firm; and Whittaker Corp.                    He is chair of the Board of Trustees of the Riverview School and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy, and previously was Chairman of the U.S.-Philippines Business Committee and Co-Chairman of the International Energy Development Council. Muller received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and law degree from the Yale Law School.  ********************************

When: Oct 23, 2017 12:30PM in Medford, MA

Willie J Laws Band - "The Last Prophet of the Funky Texas Blues"

With Mario Perret!

When: Oct 23, 2017 9:30PM in Medford, MA

Social Movements in Japan - The Japan Club 2nd Seminar -

The Fletcher Japan Club welcomes Kanoko Kamata, one of the leading figures of community organizing movement in Japan as a speaker of our second seminar. During dinner time session (pizza will be served), Kanoko will share her leadership experiences as a co-founder and former Executive Director of Community Organizing Japan (COJ). If you wish to join the seminar, please R.S.V.P. here by Oct. 25th, or “attend” on our FB event page. Recently, her grass-root movement has reached in Reforming Japan's Sex Crime Laws (See the link). She was also nominated for one of 100 leaders of the next generation.  Details of the seminar is as below. Social Movement in Japan- through community organizing practice on gender issues Day and time: October 26th(Thu), 2017, 6:30~7:30p.m. Guest: Kanoko Kamata Co-founder and former Executive Director of Community Organizing Japan (COJ) Associate at Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University Moderator: Takeda Takuya Assistant Manager, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry Candidate, Master of Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School Location: The Fletcher school, M200 Classroom Contents: What is community organizing?  Leading the society through grass-root movements? Current Japanese society and learning from anti sex crime campaign

When: Oct 26, 2017 6:30PM in Medford, MA

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Medford Massachusetts was settled in 1695 and became a city in 1892. Located just northwest of Boston, Medford is a very desirable place to live. Search local Medford homes for sale to find your next dream home and join the Medford community.

The economic history was based on the ship building trade in colonial times. Ship building was begun by Thatcher Magoun who used lumber harvested from the Fells and New Hampshire which arrived via the Middlesex Canal. After the ship building industry reached its decline printed cloth and carpets, linseed oil as well as rum and hats became the major products in Medford as did education with the founding of Tufts University in 1852. Because of its industrial prosperity Medford doubled its population every 20 years from 1870 to 1910.

To this day Medford is a well populated city in a very convenient location filled with many suburban neighborhoods. However it still retains a rich architectural heritage containing many historic sites which include monuments and houses-some of which date back the 17th century.