David Sandalow is the Inaugural Fellow at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and Director of the Energy and Environment Concentration at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. His recent writings include the Artificial Intelligence for Climate Change Mitigation Roadmap (December 2023, lead author) and Guide to Chinese Climate Policy (October 2022, lead author). Mr. Sandalow chairs the ICEF Innovation Roadmap Project, leading development of clean energy roadmaps on topics including low-carbon ammonia, biomass carbon removal and storage, industrial decarbonization and direct air capture. He also teaches a 1-2 month short course on the energy transition as a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University. Previously, Mr. Sandalow served in senior positions at the White House, State Department and U.S. Department of Energy. He has served as Under Secretary of Energy (acting); Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy & International Affairs; Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment & Science; a Senior Director on the National Security Council staff; and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Mr. Sandalow serves as a director of Enagás, SA and Fermata Energy, a senior advisor to BCG, a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and Yale College.