Resnick Institute


Our lectures bring leading thinkers and researchers in energy science, technology, policy, economics, and media to campus to share their views with the Caltech community and the public.

Past Chen-Huang Sustainability Series Lectures

The Chen-Huang Sustainability Series is made possible by the generous support of Dr. Marina Chen (MS '80 CS; PhD '83 CS) and Chi-Fu Huang.

Terry Tamminen

Monday, April 22, 2019

Terry Tamminen:
The California Experience Goes Global

Terry Tamminen, CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, and former CalEPA Secretary, examines California sustainability policies that succeeded in the state and became models around the globe for advancing environmental protection and “green” economic development. He also presents a roadmap for policies and projects that could simultaneously save endangered species (and their habitats), address climate change, and create the biggest wealth-generating opportunity of the 21st Century.

Hal Harvey

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hal Harvey:
Real-World Strategies to Win Climate Change

Hal Harvey, CEO of the energy and environmental policy firm Energy Innovation, presents the strategy—which countries, which policies—required to deliver a low-carbon future. He also highlights characteristics of successful energy policy design and answers audience questions.

Past Resnick Distinguished Lectures

Inaugural Resnick Public Lecture

Vinod Khosla

October 26, 2010

Vinod Khosla:
Extrapolating the Past vs. Inventing the Future

Khosla describes how our assumptions about past performance make predictions of the future very unreliable, and outlines his beliefs about how to build a sustainable energy future.