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NMSU Domenici Conference announces change to speaker lineup

Organizers of the 2015 Domenici Public Policy Conference, hosted by New Mexico State University and set for Sept. 16 and 17 at the Las Cruces Convention Center, have announced a change to speaker lineup on the conference’s second day.


Francisco J. Monaldi will speak about energy in the Americas at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. Monaldi, a leading scholar on the politics and economics of the oil industry and oil wealth management in Latin America and developing countries, will replace Amy Myers Jaffe, who will be unable to attend as scheduled.

Thursday’s agenda also includes remarks from New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, economic development expert Angelos Angelou, Dana Christensen of the National Renewable Energy Lab, former U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford, and the conference’s namesake, retired U.S. Sen. Pete V. Domenici.

The lineup for Sept. 16 is unchanged, and includes former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt and infrastructure experts Samara Barend of AECOM Capital, Andrew Herrmann of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and Mary Peters, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

If you have already registered for the conference, no further action is needed. For an updated agenda and more information about the conference, including speaker biographies, visit domenici.nmsu.edu.

The 2015 Domenici Public Policy Conference costs $50 to attend. Online registration for the conference is available now at domenici.nmsu.edu. The event is free to university students. For more information, call the Domenici Institute at 575-646-2066.