Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy is Where the World Connects for Energy Policy.
CGEP’s mission is to enable public and private sector leaders to make more informed choices about the world’s most pressing energy issues by providing an independent, interdisciplinary, and nonpartisan platform for insights and datadriven analysis, convening and information-sharing, education and training, and actionable recommendations on the current and future global energy system.
We accomplish this using the following key strategies:
- Produce best-in-class research rooted in academic work, but delivered in formats and timeframes that are accessible and useful to those outside academia.
- Provide a global platform to communicate the insights from that research across traditional and new media, public events, and private roundtables, leveraging Columbia’s exceptional faculty and global reach.
- Train tomorrow’s leaders and communicators by teaching students how to do and apply research, training journalists and others on the key factors influencing the global energy system, and providing opportunities and mentorship to the next generation of energy policy and market leaders.
Based at one of the world’s great research universities, the Center combines academic research with the experience of senior energy experts from government, academia, industry and non- governmental organizations. The result is robust, accessible and actionable analysis, which the Center disseminates through public forums, research, roundtable discussions, conferences and the media. In addition to its ability to harness the world-class faculty of Columbia across many disciplines, the Center utilizes the University’s global reach through its physical centers in key energy countries including Brazil, Turkey, India and China.
Academic Steering Committee members
CGEP is supported by an Academic Steering Committee composed of leading faculty in relevant fields at Columbia University. The committee provides intellectual guidance and support for our research and programs around the world.
Dr. Scott Barrett: Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, School of International and Public Affairs
Travis Bradford: Associate Professor of Practice in International and Public Affairs & Director, Energy and Environment Concentration, School of International and Public Affairs
Steve Cohen: Executive Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute; Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs
Dr. Alex Cooley: Director, Harriman Institute; Claire Tow Professor of Political Science, Barndard
Dr. Tim Frye: Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, Columbia University
Michael B. Gerrard: Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice & Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
Dr. Geoffrey M. Heal: Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School
Dr. Peter Keleman: Arthur D. Storke Professor & Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University
Safwan Masri: Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development; Director, Columbia Global Centers | Amman; Faculty, Columbia Business School
Dr. Vijay Modi: Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Dr. Alissa Park: Lenfest Chair in Applied Climate Science & Director, Lenfest Center for Sustinable Energy, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Ken Prewitt: Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs; Special Advisor to the President of Columbia University
Dr. Wolfram Schlenker: Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs
Dr. Steve Sestanovich: Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor for the Practice of International Diplomacy, School of International and Public Affairs
Dr. Jan Svjenar: Director, Center on Global Economic Governance, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy, School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University Resources
In addition to CGEP's formal affiliation with Columbia University's Earth Institute, CGEP partners with and supports research across the University network related to energy and environment issues.
Energy, Environment and Climate
Geopolitics and Foreign Policy
Economics and Business
SIPA Partners in Improving Energy Policy
The Center on Global Energy Policy is supported by Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) through contributions from different sources including foundations, corporations, and individual donors who share Columbia’s commitment to improving energy policy through rigorous analysis and engaged dialogue. SIPA is deeply appreciative of those who have supported the work of its Center on Global Energy Policy in FY 2018.
Leadership Annual Circle
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Cheniere Energy, Inc.
Mr. Arjun Murti
Mary Anne and Jim Rogers
Wintershall Holding GmbH
Sustaining Annual Circle
American Gas Association
Aramco Services Company
Ms. Anna Nikolayevsky, Axel Capital Management
Mr. Jay Bernstein
Mr. Jim Clark
Cimarex Energy Co.
Mr. Jonathan Goldberg, BBL Commodities
Mr. Jeffrey Kupfer
Linden Trust for Conservation
Mr. Eduardo Martinez
Mr. Dave Pell
Perella Weinberg Partners LP
Pioneer Natural Resources
Point72 Asset Management LP
Mr. Theodore Roosevelt IV
Mr. Gerald M. Rosberg
Kimberley and Scott Sheffield
Ms. Barbara Suzanne Thomas
Tokyo Gas Company, Ltd.
Mr. Enzo Viscusi
Mr. Douglas Michael Wharton
WPX Energy, Inc.
Note: All gifts must be approved via the University processes before being accepted. Unless otherwise noted in relevant research, publications, and conference materials, all contributions are general use gifts that allow SIPA and its Center on Global Energy Policy discretion in how the funds are allocated. Consistent with the University’s robust review and approval of all funding, certain gifts must be reviewed by the relevant University committees, including the Institutional Conflict of Interest Committee and International Gift Review Committee. More information on these policies is available via the University’s Office of Research Compliance and Training and the Office of Alumni and Development.
Note: Leadership Circle members consist of those foundations, corporations, and individual donors that have made: (i) an annual commitment of $200,000 or more; or (ii) a multiyear, aggregate commitment in excess of $500,000.