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The energy world is in the midst of its greatest upheaval in a generation, redefining long-held geopolitical relationships with profound impacts on the global economy and environment. How do we balance the priorities of economic growth, energy security, and environmental sustainability?  The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University is a leading resource for research and discussion that gets beyond the polarization that threatens to overwhelm the energy debate.  In each episode of this podcast series, we bring you a conversation among top energy experts drawn from industry, government, academia and civil society about our energy future.

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The Role of Europe in the Global Energy Transition (4/4/17)
The Center on Global Energy Policy was honored to host a conversation with European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič. The discussion was broad ranging and touched on a number of topics including: the geopolitical context of Russia, LNG, and energy security; the European Commission's focus on energy transition in Africa Climate change; and the European Union's relationship with the United States. Distinguished experts who joined VP Šefčovič on the panel included: Natasha Udensiva, Jonathan Elkind, Vijay Modi, and Tim Boersma.
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The Future of Nuclear Energy (3/29/17)
Building on research from the Center on Global Energy Policy—a three-part series on nuclear technology, the geopolitics of nuclear energy, and U.S. policy—this panel examined the history of nuclear power, its future, and the policy and business choices that lie ahead. This event was made possible, in part, by support from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. Distinguished experts on the panel included: Dr. Andrew Kadak, Tim Frazier, Dr. Patricia Culligan, Dr. Nicola de Blasio, and Richard Nephew.  
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Women in Energy Spotlight: What is going on in the energy start up world today? (3/6/17)
NYU's Center for Global Affairs, the Energy Policy International Club (EPIC), and the Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program co-hosted a public panel focused on energy start-ups. We had experts working in companies that focus on energy efficiency, clean energy finance, and technology joining us to share their experience entering these fields and offer advice on the types of skills companies are looking for. They also provided insights on how the industry is evolving as well as the current state of women in the energy start-up sector. The panel included the following experts: Ali Adler, Claire Johnson, ‎Mouchka Heller, and Angela Ferrante.  
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The Future of the Renewable Energy Jobs Market (2/23/17)
The Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program hosted a public panel focused on the future of the renewable energy jobs market. This panel explored different sectors of the market and addressed its current state, where the opportunities are focused, and where there is most need for innovation. We had experts with backgrounds in the private, public, and international arenas joining us to share their experience entering these fields, providing insights and advice on how the industry is evolving as well as the current state of women in the renewable energy field. The panel included the following experts: Elle Carberry, Greentech Capital Advisors; Kristen Graf, Women of Wind Energy; Yera Ortiz de Urbina, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA); Kristine Pizzo, New York Power Authority; and Nilda Mesa, Earth Institute.    
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Energy, Economy and Geopolitics in the Gulf Arab States (2/1/17)
Perhaps no region matters more to the oil and broader energy markets than the GCC group of countries. Understanding the drivers of the region’s reform movement, assessing its chances of success and the potential impact of both success and failure on the region’s stability and oil industry dynamics, has become a pressing if daunting challenge for oil market analysts and anyone with an interest in the energy industry and energy markets. The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a panel discussion with a distinguished set of experts including: Ed Morse, Citigroup; Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences; Dr. Steffen Hertog, London School of Economics; Dr. Bernard Haykel,  Princeton University; Dr. Joseph Westphal, former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; Jason Bordoff, Professor of Professional Practice and Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, SIPA (moderator).
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