Jason Eric 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 Eric Bordoff

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 04:05pm - 04:45pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 10:05 pm - 08/mar/2023 10:45 pm

    The Geopolitics of Energy Security and Transition

    Much has been speculated about the geopolitical benefits of a net-zero world, fueled through renewable energies and revamped supply chains to support them. Energy, in theory, becomes locally sourced, not a tool of geopolitical power. Yet the world is only starting to grapple with the geopolitical impacts of making this transition. War in Ukraine has taught us that we need new policies, greater resilience and new tool kits. As the energy transition unfolds, what does energy justice mean across nations? How can we ensure adequate hydrocarbon supplies if they face massive retrenchment in coming decades? How do rich and poor governments incentivize technology investment guided by markets and not ideology? What are the new risks and opportunities in mineral supply chains and cyber vulnerability?