This event is the eighth in an ongoing series of student-only virtual seminars that pairs researchers from the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA (CGEP) and faculty members from  across Columbia University to discuss the future of the energy transition from a multi-disciplinary perspective. 

In this seminar, two scholars will discuss the diplomatic and economic aspects of the energy transition. The conversation will feature:

  • Christof Rühl, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA; former Global Head of Research at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)
  • Dr. Stephen Sestanovich, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor in the Practice of International Diplomacy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Bastian Strømsheim (SIPA ’21) will moderate the conversation. The seminar will be highly interactive, with the majority of the time reserved for discussion amongst the participants.


Future Seminar in this Series:

The Future of Electric Vehicles in the Energy Transition
April 8, 2021
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. EDT

  • Marianne Kah, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Member of the Advisory Board, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA; former Chief Economist of ConocoPhillips
  • Bruce Usher, Co-Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise; Elizabeth B. Strickler '86 and Mark T. Gallogly '86 Faculty Director; Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Business School

Student Moderator: Maria Castillo (SEAS’21) 


Registration is required. This series is open only to currently-enrolled Columbia University students. To register, you must use the email address that contains your UNI. 

This event will be hosted via Zoom and capacity is limited. We ask that you register only if you can attend this event in its entirety.

For more information, contact Kaïme Désiré ([email protected]).