Political leaders discuss America's energy future policies. This event will present an opportunity for top American thought leaders to exchange views on an issue of central importance to the American electorate: our energy future, energy security, and how energy policy is shaped by political considerations. The Atlantic and National Journal will host a top thinker from each of the two major political parties in this moderated debate, facilitating an informed and spirited dialogue on vitally important issues surrounding our energy resources. This uniquely educational event will serve as a rich source of information on energy policy in an ever more energy-dependent world economy.
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Coral Davenport is the energy and environment correspondent for National Journal. Prior to joining National Journal in 2010, Davenport covered energy and environment for Politico, and before that, for Congressional Quarterly. She writes about everything from global climate change policy to offshore drilling to the economics of renewable energy. In 2010, she was a fellow with the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting. From 2001 to 2004, Davenport worked in Athens, Greece, as a correspondent for numerous publications, including the Christian Science Monitor and USA Today, covering politics, economics, international relations and terrorism in southeastern Europe. She also covered the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, as well as the arduous food and travel beat, reviewing restaurants, hotels, beaches and Greek islands for Conde Nast Traveler and for the Fodor's, Time Out, and Eyewitness guidebook series. Davenport started her journalism career at the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Massachusetts, after graduating from Smith College with a degree in English literature. As the daughter of a U.S. Foreign Service officer, she grew up living in Korea, Japan, Greece, and the suburbs of Washington, D.C.
James Oscar "Jim" Davis III is an American politician from the U.S. state of Florida. He is a Democrat and served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2007, representing Florida's 11th congressional district. He was the Democratic nominee for governor of Florida in the 2006 election, but was defeated by Republican Charlie Crist.
Chester Trent Lott Sr.
Chester Trent Lott Sr. is a former United States Senator from Mississippi and a member of the Republican Party.
He has served in numerous leadership positions in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, including House Minority Whip, Senate Majority Leader, Senate Minority Leader, and Senate Minority Whip. Lott is the first person to have served as whip in both houses of Congress.
Former MIssissippi Senator Trent Lott and former Congressman Jim Davis discuss long-term, future investment in energy technologies and innovation. Lott and Davis agree that ARPA, an agency within the Department of Energy, has the potential to transform America's energy future.