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Student Roundtable and Lunch with Ana Unruh Cohen

Past Event

March 1, 2023

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This roundtable is open only to currently-enrolled Columbia University students.

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs for a roundtable discussion with Ana Unruh Cohen, former majority staff director, House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.

Ana will discuss her academic and career histories and current work. Following introductions, we will move into an open conversation. Lunch will be provided.


Ana Unruh Cohen has spent the last two decades working on U.S. federal climate and energy policy in Washington, DC. She was most recently the majority staff director of the House Select Committee on the Climates Crisis, which released a comprehensive Congressional climate action plan in June 2020 that set the stage for energy and climate provisions in the 2020 omnibus appropriations act, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act. Of the 715 recommendations in the plan, 314 became law and 438 passed the House of Representatives by the end
of 2022.

She has a B.S. in Chemistry from Trinity University and received her D.Phil. in Earth Sciences from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Dr. Unruh Cohen’s husband is an aerospace engineer and they have a daughter.

Registration is required. This roundtable is open only to currently-enrolled Columbia University students. To register, you must sign in with your UNI.

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

For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].