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As Europe Continues to Battle a Worsening Energy Crisis, the Center on Global Energy Policy Brings on Dr. Tatiana Mitrova, a Leading Energy Scholar on Europe and Russia

At a time when Europe and other regions of the world are experiencing a severe energy crisis, the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs is adding Dr. Tatiana Mitrova, a leading energy scholar, to its robust  expertise on global energy policy, geopolitics, and markets, including the situation in Europe and Russia. Dr. Mitrova, an internationally renowned expert on Russian and European energy markets, industry, and geopolitics, was most recently the Executive Director of the Energy Center of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, a graduate business-school.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Tatiana join us full-time as a research fellow at the Center,” said Jason Bordoff, founding director at CGEP and co-founding dean of the Columbia Climate School. “As the world grapples with the worst energy crisis we’ve seen in decades, her expertise in Europe, Russia and global energy markets makes her an invaluable addition to the Center’s world-class research team.” 

Dr. Mitrova has more than twenty years of experience in dealing with Russian and global energy markets, including production, transportation, demand, energy policy, pricing and market restructuring. Prior to her role as Executive Director at SKOLKOVO, she was the head of research in the Oil and Gas Department at the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences from 2006-2011. 

“A key strategic priority for the Center has always been to bring in experts working at the intersections of foreign policy, climate, and energy,” said Dr. Melissa Lott, research director and senior research scholar at the Center. “I look forward to working closely with Tatiana as we look for innovative solutions to managing the ongoing energy crisis while accelerating the clean energy transition.”

“I’m excited to join CGEP during such a challenging time for the global energy industry,” said Dr. Mitrova. “My primary areas of focus will address the changing global geopolitical energy order, the consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for energy markets, and the urgent need to speed up the energy transition. There is a lot of work to be done.”

Dr. Mitrova is a graduate of Moscow State University’s Economics Department. She is a Visiting Professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and is a member of the board of directors of the global oil service company Schlumberger.

Read Dr. Tatiana Mitrova’s full bio here.