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Student Roundtable and Lunch with Milo McBride and Tom Moerenhout

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November 30, 2023

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm est

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The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia School of International Public Affairs (SIPA) will host a conversation with Milo McBride, analyst, Eurasia Group, and Tom Moerenhout, research scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA to discuss the intricacies of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). They will unravel the state of the IRA, shedding light on the pivotal decisions that have shaped its implementation and exploring the tangible impacts it has generated thus far. Of particular interest will be the IRA’s influence on the electric vehicle, battery, and renewable energy sectors, offering insights into the future of sustainable energy solutions. Lunch will be provided. 


Milo McBride is an analyst with Eurasia Group’s Energy, Climate, and Resources team, specializing in renewable energy technology and the geoeconomics of decarbonization pathways. He is also an adjunct professor at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, where he teaches an advanced seminar on the role of policy in the energy transition. He previously worked at the International Institute of Sustainable Development as a research fellow for its Energy Policy Tracker, and as a consultant for governments on issues related to political economy and sustainability. McBride’s interest in energy politics began at the subnational level, working on New York State’s climate policy. He has published in Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development, Columbia Public Policy Review, GreenBiz, and regularly with Climate and Capital Media. He holds a master of public administration in environmental science and policy from Columbia SIPA. 

Tom Moerenhout is a research scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy and an adjunct associate professor at SIPA. He is also a senior advisor at the World Bank, a senior associate at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and a scholar in practice at Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought. He also teaches at NYU Stern School of Business. His main expertise lies in the role of trade, investment, and industrial policies relevant to the energy transition, the sustainability dimension of economic globalization, and the economic development of resource-rich countries. Moerenhout holds two master’s degrees and a PhD from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. 


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