Jason Bordoff

Center on Global Energy Policy

Founding Director

Jason Bordoff is Co-Founding Dean of the Columbia Climate School, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, and Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Relations at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. Mr. Bordoff joined the Columbia faculty after serving until January 2013 as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change on the Staff of the National Security Council, and, prior to that, holding senior policy positions on the White House’s National Economic Council and Council on Environmental Quality. One of the world’s top energy policy experts, Mr. Bordoff joined President Barack Obama’s Administration in April 2009. Prior to joining the White House, he was the Policy Director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Petroleum Council, a consultant to the National Intelligence Council, and serves on the boards of Winrock International, the New York Energy Forum, and the Association of Marshall Scholars. Mr. Bordoff holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, holds an MLitt degree from Oxford University where he studied as a Marshall Scholar, and graduated with honors from Harvard Law School.

Sessions With Jason Bordoff

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 08:30am - 09:10am (CST) / 09/mar/2022 02:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 03:10 pm

    Voices of Innovation: John Browne & Ernie Moniz

    One-on-one candid conversations from the foremost and sometimes controversial thought leaders. 
  • 02:25pm - 03:05pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 08:25 pm - 09/mar/2022 09:05 pm

    Erupting Conflicts & Green Upheaval: Where energy transition & geopolitics collide

    Panel Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory

    Energy crises, hot and simmering conflicts, and disruptive politics and geopolitics during renewable energy deployment may reshape both global security structures and the pace and course of energy transition. The concept of a just transition is entrenched in climate diplomacy, but what is just for countries in Eastern Europe or Asia that must upend their coal economies, or for Africa, if it cannot develop its gas reserves to reduce dependence on diesel and firewood? If investments in oil and gas contract sharply when driving and flying habits change slowly, will market power concentrate in Russia and the Middle East? Could political backlash on high gasoline and electricity prices rattle commitments to net zero? What can we learn from energy shortfalls affecting the Russia-Ukraine crisis and its impact on European cohesion? Should the concentration of inputs for renewable power, batteries, and electric vehicles (EVs) concern governments as national security risks?