For Immediate Release
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September 25, 2001 - Independence, MO - Jay E. Hakes, a nationally-recognized authority on energy issues will share his insight on energy policy in the United States as the featured speaker at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library on Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 7:00 p.m.
Hakes served as Administrator of the Energy Information Administration for the Department of Energy from 1993-2000. As the administrator, he reviewed and approved products that provided the foundation for nearly all of the major energy issues throughout the governmental and private sectors. Viewed as a recognized spokesman on energy issues, Hakes has frequently testified before congressional committees, been quoted by major news sources and provided briefings to the Secretary of Energy.
Hakes has also conducted numerous briefings for OPEC oil ministers, including emergency visits to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia last year to discuss cuts in world oil supplies. His remarks will include oil security issues in the Middle East in light of the events on September 11.
Currently serving as director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum, Hakes continues to speak on modern energy-related public policy and management issues. Hakes' presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the museum's auditorium and will be followed by a question and answer session.
Hakes' lecture is part of a series by and about Presidential Advisors that has taken place in the museum throughout this year. Admission to the lecture is free with museum admission, but seating is limited. Seat reservations can be made by calling the Central Ticket office at 816/235-6222.
The Truman Presidential Museum & Library is located at U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware Street in Independence, Missouri. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is $5 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and $3 for children 6-18 years old. For more information, call the 1-800-833-1225 or the web site at www.trumanlibrary.org.