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FRIDAY FORUM: “Selling Truth to Power: Toward A Public-Interest Model of Sponsored Academic Engagement,” With Dr. Janice Beecher
October 13, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Prof. Janice Beecher has served as Director of the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University since 2002, bringing more than thirty years of applied research experience to the position. She is a frequent author, lecturer, and participant in professional forums and Editor of Utilities Policy. She recently coauthored the book, Risk Principles for Public Utility Regulators (MSU Press). Her areas of interest include regulatory institutions, governance, and pricing and she specializes in the water sector. She is presently serving on Michigan’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission and the U.S. EPA’s Environmental Finance Advisory Board. She previously held positions at The Ohio State and Indiana Universities and the Illinois Commerce Commission. She has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University and faculty appointments in MSU’s College of Social Science, where she has taught graduate courses in public policy and regulation.