Barry Hughes

Barry Hughes, director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures and John Evans Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, will speak on Monday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Centennial Engineering Building on the UNM Campus. 

His lecture is titled "Alternative Futures for Energy Production and Consumption in the U.S. and the World."

Hughes will present the results of simulations on alternative energy futures composed in collaboration with Sandia National Labs Sustainability Innovation Foundry.  The simulations assess

  •  The potential globally-scaled environmental and economic consequences of future extraction and combustion of projected reserves of fossil fuels including shale gas and oil.

  • The impact renewables might have on altering those alternative energy futures and their consequences.  Hughes will use the model to explore alternate scenarios suggested by members of the audience.

Hughes will also present his model at Sandia National Laboratories on March 19 at 10 a.m.  The lecture is free and the public is welcome to both events.  A Department of Energy security clearance or an escort is required at the SNL event. For SNL escort information, contact H. Passell  at (505) 550-5752 or