Dr. Tony G. Reames is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability where he directs the Urban Energy Justice Lab. He’s an expert in energy justice and can provide insight into the racial and economic disparities surrounding access to energy in the United States and how those disparities interface with climate change.
At the Urban Energy Justice Lab, Reames researches fair and equitable access to clean and affordable energy and seeks to understand the production and persistence of spatial, racial, and socioeconomic residential energy disparities. In 2019, he was named to the Grist 50 Fixers list.
Reames has a PhD in public administration from the University of Kansas, a Masters in engineering management from Kansas State University, and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Reames is also a licensed professional engineer and veteran U.S. Army officer — he served for eight years, reaching the rank of Captain.
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Expertise Field: Energy justice, climate and energy, urban energy, sustainability, civil engineering
Shalanda Baker is a Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. She is an expert on energy and environmental policy.
Baker also found the Energy Justice Program at the William S. Richardson School of Law of the University of Hawai’i. She is also a Fulbright scholar and completed a William H. Hastie Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Prior to teaching, she worked as a corporate and project finance associate for the law firm Bingham McCutchen.
Areas of Expertise: Energy Policy, Environmental Policy, Sustainable Development
Christopher Smith is the Baker Institute Advisory Board Fellow in Energy Studies at Rice University and previously served as the assistant secretary for fossil energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. During his time at the DOE, Chris oversaw the department’s fossil energy research and development program (coal, oil and natural gas), the National Energy Technology Laboratory, and the natural gas regulatory process.
He writes about carbon markets and energy transitions and how policy can address concerns of local communities adversely affected by shifts in energy-use patterns.
Baker Institute Advisory Board Fellow in Energy Studies, Rice University Managing Partner, Paladin Equity, LLC.
Areas of Expertise: Energy Studies, Fossil Energy, Coal, Natural Gas, Energy Use, Energy Policy
John Park is director of the Korea Working Group and adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also faculty affiliate with the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He advises Northeast Asia officials at the Departments of Defense, State, and the Treasury, as well as on the National Security Council and Congressional committees.
His current research focuses on the North Korean regime’s accumulated learning in evading targeted sanctions. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs and served as project leader of the North Korea Analysis Group at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. Park is a commentator on Northeast Asian security issues on CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg TV.
Director of the Korea Working Group and adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School
Location: Cambridge, MA
Areas of Expertise: Asia & the Pacific, Nuclear Issues, International Security & Defense, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Nuclear proliferation, Nuclear weapons, Nuclear security, Nuclear waste, Energy, Nuclear power, North Korea nuclear program
Sudeep Reddy is an economics editor in The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Bureau, where he directs coverage of U.S. and international economics and economic policy. He joined the Journal as a reporter in 2007, writing extensively about the global financial crisis, the U.S. recession and their aftermath. He has covered economic policy across the White House, Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, International Monetary Fund and World Bank, along with the international gatherings of the G-7, G-8 and G-20 members.
Reddy received an award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for coverage of the economy and Federal Reserve on WSJ.com’s Real Time Economics blog, and was the recipient of the national print media award from the National Association of Consumer Advocates for stories about credit scoring.