Jim Rogers

Rubinstein Fellow, Duke University

Jim Rogers

Rubinstein Fellow, Duke University

Biography

Jim Rogers is a journalist, lawyer, CEO, author and philanthropist.  He is currently a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke University. He was most recently CEO at Duke Energy and served as CEO for almost 25 years in the electric utility industry.  He is responsible for a series of mergers and acquisitions culminating in the creation of Duke Energy, the largest electric utility in the US.  He also owned and/or operated assets in 17 countries in Africa, South Asia, Europe, and Central and Latin America.  He has served on the boards of eight Fortune 500 boards. He is currently on the boards of the Aspen Institute, Brookings Institution, The Nature Conservancy, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, among others. In 2015, he authored “Lighting The World: Transforming Our Energy Future by Bringing Electricity To Everyone” in which he advocates bringing electricity to the 1.2 billion rural poor through off-grid primarily renewable solutions. He is a co-founder of the Global Brightlight Foundation, which delivers solar-powered lanterns capable of charging cell phones to rural communities around the world.  He is co-teaching a groundbreaking graduate seminar entitled “Renewables and the World’s Poor” at Duke University.  In 2009, Newsweek named him one of “the 50 Most Powerful People in the World.”

All sessions by Jim Rogers

The Status of Nuclear Power in the United States

9:25 am - 9:50 am
Rackham Building
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