Director, Payne Institute & Professor of Public Policy
Morgan Bazilian is the Director of the Payne Institute and Professor of Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines. With over two decades of experience in the energy sector, Dr. Bazilian is regarded as a leading expert in international affairs, security, policy, and investment. Dr. Bazilian has published in Science, Nature, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and other leading journals. His book Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security is considered a seminal work in energy finance and security. He serves on the Advisory Council of the Sustainable Finance Programme at Oxford University, a member of Ireland's National Climate Change Council, a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Dr. Bazilian was a senior diplomat at the United Nations, and lead energy specialist at the World Bank. Earlier in his career, he worked in the Irish Government as Principal Advisor to the Energy Minister. He was also the European Union’s lead negotiator on technology at the UN climate negotiations.