MEGA Technical Program

Programming on the intersection of new and traditional power generation technologies 

Keynote Speakers for Wednesday, November 18:

John Graham, Professor, Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University 

John Graham earned his Bachelor of Arts in politics and economics at Wake Forest University, Master of Arts in public policy at Duke University, and Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon in urban and public affairs. Dr. Graham joined the Harvard School of Public Health as a post-doctoral fellow and assistant professor, and later founded and led the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis (HCRA). Graham was nominated by President George W. Bush in 2001 to serve as Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. He moved on to become dean of the Frederick Pardee RAND Graduate School (PRGS) in Santa Monica, CA.  In 2008, Graham became the dean of the Indiana University O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He served as dean until August 2019, and continues as a faculty member. 
Dr. Graham is widely known to the public and opinion leaders through his entertaining speeches about why Americans are both paranoid and neglectful of risks in their daily lives. He has made several prime-time television appearances, has authored or coauthored 10 books and more than 200 articles for academic journals and national publications. Graham has also continued to be involved in policy at a global scale. Read his full bio.

Janet McCabe, Professor, Indiana University McKinney School of Law and Director of IU’s Environmental Resilience Institute

Janet McCabe is Professor of Practice at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and the Director of the IU Environmental Resilience Institute. From 2009 to 2017, Janet worked in the USEPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, including as Acting Assistant Administrator during President Obama’s second term.  Prior to joining EPA, Janet was Executive Director of Improving Kids’ Environment, Inc., a children’s environmental health advocacy organization based in Indianapolis. From 1993 to 2005, Janet held several leadership positions in the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Air Quality and was the office’s Assistant Commissioner from 1998 to 2005. Before coming to Indiana in 1993, Janet served as Assistant Attorney General for environmental protection for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Assistant Secretary for Environmental Impact Review. Janet graduated from Harvard College in 1980 and Harvard Law School in 1983. 

Livestream sessions will cover key topics in the power industry
Policy and Regulation Track  Science & Technology Track
•   Waste Issues: Coal Combustion Residuals •   Renewables and Storage
•   Clean Water Act: Water Quality and Use  •   Technology Advancements: CCS
•   Clean Air Act SO2/NOx/HAPs, NAAQS, Visibility,       Transported Air Pollution, Mercury •   Fossil fuel, renewable, and nuclear plant decommissioning, repowering, and transformation
•   New Source Review  
•   Climate Policy