Jeffrey Ball at St. Ambrose University -- February 6.

Tuesday, February 6, 7 p.m.

St. Ambrose University's Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 North Gaines Street, Davenport IA

For its annual Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Lecture, St. Ambrose University hosts the February 6 event Sharp Fights & Hard Lessons in the Global Race, a presentation on energy and the environment delivered by award-winning author Jeffrey Ball.

The scholar-in-residence at Stanford University's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and a lecturer at Stanford Law School, Ball graduated from Yale University, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News. Ball came to Stanford in 2011 from The Wall Street Journal, where he was the paper's environment editor and spent more than a decade writing about energy and the environment as a reporter and columnist. In his approximately 15 years at the Journal, Ball was based in the paper's Atlanta, Detroit, and Dallas bureaus and traveled widely, reporting from five continents and more than 15 countries.

With his stories and essays appearing inpublications including the Atlantic, the New Republic, Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, and Slate, Ball has ben interviewed on PBS, NPR, MSNBC, and CCTV, among other networks, and won the 2015 Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ top energy-writing prize for his Fortune story on Mexico's epic bid to reform its oil sector. He also contributes commentary about energy issues to as a member of “The Experts,” a Wall Street Journal panel.

Ball's Sharp Fights & Hard Lessons in the Global Race lecture begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public, and more information is available by calling (563)333-6251 or visiting

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