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DC policy panels on energy, environment, health care, aviation precede November election
Date:7/30/2008

Seeking new policy tools to tackle major problems in energy, the environment, health care, and aviation will be the subject of a series of major speeches and panels held three weeks before the U.S. Presidential election at the annual meeting of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

The series, "Doing Good with Good O.R." (operations research) will take place in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Waldman Park Hotel and Omni Shoreham Hotel. It will be held on October 14 and 15. Information is at http://meetings.informs.org/DC08/doinggood.html. Information about the INFORMS annual meeting is at http://meetings.informs.org/DC08.

The plenary speakers are Russell Chew, President of JetBlue, former U.S. Representative Philip R. Sharp of the think tank Resources for the Future (rff.org), and Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Operations research, which is associated with techniques like business intelligence and analytics, is the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. Information about operations research is at www.scienceofbetter.org.

The plenaries and panels are as follows:

Energy and the Environment
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Plenary: 10:00am-10:50am
Panel Discussion: 11:00am-12:30pm
Plenary speaker: Philip R. Sharp, President, Resources for the Future, former U.S. Representative from Indiana
Panel Discussion
Moderators: James Sweeney and John Weyant, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Panelists:

  • Brian McLean, Director, Office of Atmospheric Programs, U.S. EPA Headquarters
  • Howard K. Gruenspecht, Deputy Administrator, Energy Information Administration, US
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Contact: Barry List
barry.list@informs.org
443-757-3560
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

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