Minerals: The Overlooked Foundation of Our Future

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Charlie Palmer Steak DC

101 Constitution Ave NW

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Join RealClearPolitics on November 13th, for an informative discussion on minerals and the important role they play in our modern lives.

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RealClearPolitics, in partnership with The National Mining Association, will host an event on Minerals: The Overlooked Foundation of Our Future. The event will feature a keynote discussion with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Through the keynote and panel discussions, we explore how – despite the importance of minerals to our technology, defense, energy and manufacturing supply chains – the industry’s importance is often overlooked by consumers who take for granted that certain materials will always be available. The minerals mining industry supports 1.2 million domestic jobs and impacts Americans’ daily lives in ways many people may not realize. The raw materials from U.S. mines are critical to advanced technologies and countless other essential industries. As demand increases for the minerals that help power our increasingly tech-heavy world, access to those natural resources must grow along with it. In partnership with National Mining Association and its Minerals Make Life initiative, RealClearPolitics will delve deeply into the public policy questions surrounding the importance of minerals, and how the nation’s manufacturing sector, national defense and even green energy technologies depend on a healthy domestic minerals mining industry and improved access to domestic minerals.

Featured Discussion

  • Q&A with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Panel One: The Importance of Minerals to Our National Security & Economy

  • Steven Fortier, PhD, Senior Policy Advisor, Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Casey Hammond, Acting Assistant Secretary, Land & Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Drew Horn, Associate Director of Policy, Office of the Vice President of the United States
  • Melissa Simpson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State

Panel Two: The Manufacturing and Trade Challenge

  • Robbie Diamond, Founder, President and CEO, Securing America's Future Energy
  • Emily Hersh, Managing Partner, DCDB Group
  • David Livingston, Deputy Director, Climate and Advanced Energy, Atlantic Council
  • Dan McGroarty, Principal, Carmot Strategic Group

Doors open at 7:30 AM and the event will begin at 8:00 AM. Breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP here or by emailing us at rsvp@realclearpolitics.com. We hope that you will be able to join us for this interesting discussion!

Sponsored by: The National Mining Association and its Minerals Make Life Initiative

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