Sen. Richard G. Lugar, R-Ind., will speak onEnergy Security and U.S. Foreign Policyat 3 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 8) at the University of Notre Dames Washington Hall.
While on campus, Lugar will meet with Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and tour the Energy Center.
The longest serving U.S. senator in Indianas history, Lugar is a ranking memeber of the Foreign Relations Committee and member and former chairman of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. He also is co-author of the Nunn-Lugar Act, which has led to the deactivation of more than 7,200 strategic nuclear warheads.
Energy security is one of Lugars top priorities, and he has proposed a variety of bills to encourage the use of alternative fuels, to promote energy efficiency, and to strengthen the bonds of energy cooperation between the United States and other countries.
Lugar received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Notre Dame and delivered the commencement address in 2003.
Established in 2005, the Notre Dame Energy Center works to develop new technologies to meet the global energy challenge. Housed in the College of Engineering, the center focuses on five areas of expertise: energy efficiency, safe nuclear waste storage, clean coal utilization, renewable resources and carbon dioxide separation and storage. The center plays a key role in energy education and literacy, the development of energy policy and the exploration of the ethical implications associated with energy.
For more information on energy research at Notre Dame, visit http://energycenter.nd.edu .
_ Media advisory: Sen. Lugar will be available for interviews from 4:00 to 4:15 p.m. after his presentation._