Through frequent public and private events, the Guarini Center facilitates candid discourse between academics, policymakers, environmental organizations, and individuals in the energy industry. Examples of previous speakers that have addressed the Guarini Center include, Daniel Esty, former Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment; Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York State; George Patakai, former Governor of New York State; HE Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates; Audrey Zibelman, Chairwoman of the New York Public Service Commission; and many more.”