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Dr. Tim Boersma and Dr. Corey Johnson

Tim Boersma, Senior Research Scholar at CGEP, and Corey Johnson, associate professor and department head of geography at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, examine the history of U.S. energy diplomacy, how this foreign policy tool has been altered by the U.S. oil and gas boom, and its limitations. 

In collaboration with the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) and the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), the Center on Global Energy Policy organized a workshop to discuss the potential demand for natural gas in the Eastern African region based on the development of resources in Mozambique and Tanzania and, potentially, Kenya. 

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an enormous infrastructure initiative first announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013. The Chinese government has emphasized “green development” as an important feature of the BRI. To improve understanding of these topics, CGEP and the Center for International Energy and Environment Strategy Studies at Renmin University convened a conference on the Columbia University campus in New York City.


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Dr. Fatih Birol
Executive Director, International Energy Agency

On a new episode of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff sits down with Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), to discuss key issues influencing the global energy sector.

Dr. Birol previously...

David Turk
Acting Director, Directorate of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, Head of the Energy Environment Division, International Energy Agency

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data analytics are just a few of the digital trends that are poised to disrupt the energy system in the coming decades. These developments have the potential to improve productivity, safety and...

Dan Whittle
Senior director, Cuba Program, Environmental Defense Fund

It may not seem likely for a while, but Cuba will drill for oil again off its coast, not far from Florida. And when that happens, new concerns will arise over the safety of the exploration and production that will take place, and whether they...