GRI Faculty Affiliate, Shalanda Baker Named as Deputy Director for Energy Justice at the DOE
GRI Faculty Affiliate, Shalanda Baker, Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University, has recently been named as Deputy Director for Energy Justice in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the Department of Energy (DOE) in the Biden-Harris Administration.
Congratulations Professor Baker!
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Biden Aims to Boost Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution by Using 1950s Law
More aggressive use of the DPA could also give the government better information about vaccine supply chains to help it address gaps, said Stephen Flynn, director of the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University, who studies infrastructure and supply chains.
“It provides the federal government with the visibility of the industrial capacity available to it, to effectively carry out a mass vaccination effort,” he said.
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