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Green Energy Alternatives is a conference to explore the role of renewable energy in minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. Experts from government and private industry in both countries will compare the German and American experiences in this area and discuss the outlook for further development of renewable energy resources.

Green Energy Alternatives – Perspectives from Germany

Friedo Sielemann, Counselor for Energy and Environment, German Embassy, Washington DC

Green Energy Alternatives – Perspectives from New Jersey

Michele Siekerka, Assistant Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Frank Felder, Director, Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

Solar Energy

Laurent Paty,  Director of Customer Programs and Market Development, Petra Solar.

Dr. Stefan Parhofer, CEO of Gehrlicher Solar


Joachim Messing, Director of the Waksman Institute for Microbiology, Rutgers University


  • Keep an eye on this page for announcement of spring 2019 events!
  • Nikolas Kosmatopoulos will join CES as visiting scholar in spring 2019. Assistant professor in the dept. of Political Studies and Public Administration at the American University in Beirut, Nikolas's interests range from migration, to war and peace, to popular politics at sea! We are excited for his lively participation in the life of the Center.
  • CES announces its new Faculty Advisory Board
  • CES has been chosen as the Rutgers liaison to the Transatlantic Summer Institute, which runs transdisciplinary workshops for Ph.D. candidates in Germany and the U.S.
  • Resources and Outreach -- Grants

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Rose Petals Falling through the Pantheon's Oculus


Fountain designed to look like human faces


The Parthenon


European skyline (Links and Resources page)