Energy policy solutions informed by rigorous research and dialogue are key to addressing climate change, increasing access to energy, and sparking innovation for a thriving global energy economy. The Center on Global Energy Policy’s Visiting Faculty program supports interdisciplinary research and understanding about key global energy and climate issues by inviting academic scholars from external institutions to become part of the Columbia University community, focused on advancing smart, actionable and evidence-based energy and climate solutions through research, education and dialogue.
Faculty are invited to participate by CGEP's Academic Steering Committee, chaired by Dr. Geoffrey M. Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise in the Faculty of Business, and Jason Bordoff, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs and Founding Director of CGEP.
CGEP’s Visiting Faculty program allows participants to share insights and engage with experts across Columbia University’s broad, multidisciplinary networks; identify new opportunities for high-impact energy policy research and programming; and raise the visibility of data-driven, actionable policy solutions. Through the program, participants host public events, faculty lectures and student seminars, and contribute to ongoing CGEP research initiatives.
The Visiting Faculty program is open to full-time faculty at accredited institutions in the United States. CGEP awards Visiting Faculty positions to innovative scholars focusing on one of its core disciplines including, renewable energy, oil and natural gas, geopolitics, energy markets and finance, climate change and the environment, technology and innovation. Participants are selected through a competitive process, and appointed for one semester, beginning in September and January. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, CGEP’s Visiting Faculty program will proceed remotely for the fall of 2020/2021 academic semester.