Communications will be an integal part of the programs of the Global Energy Network. It is not enough to just conduct academic research but it is how that research can benefit the country including private and public decisions.
Therefore, the Global Energy Network will launch programs to communicate research and analysis to policy makers, the media, and the public to develop better energy policies and practices in the use of energy.
The Network will provide support to scholars and centers to develop outreach programs and initiatives. These scholars and centers will be provided support to reach out as resources to the news media and policy makers in all levels of government. USC GEN can conduct by itself or in concert with other academic/research institutions educational programs and outreach. Scholars/experts can also be made available to the news media on critical topical issues in the news. Therefore, outreach is an important part of the Network's goals.
GEN Communications/Program Support
The GEC program development staff will be devoted to the deployment of research and information emanating from the center to key constituencies. The staff will include top professionals with expertise in organizational management, public affairs, and communications.
The center will continue partnerships with other universities and research institutions such as the National Energy Laboratories with goal of the expanding the outreach of USC research and analysis. In the past USC has conducted educational programs on energy with such institutions as:
- Livermore National Laboratories
- RAND Corporation
- California Institute of Technology
- Energy and Environment Programs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
- University of California
- Pennsylvania State University
- Sandia National Laboratories
- California Energy Commission