Columbia University Press Release
Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Leslie Patterson, 646-200-5326, [email protected]
Speakers at London Event to Include Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Energy at the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, and Christof R�hl, Group Chief Economist and VP of BP
Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Energy at the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change will deliver a keynote speech at the international launch of the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) on Thursday, June 6th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Simpsons-in-the-Strand, 100 Strand, London WC2R 0EW. Christof Ruhl, Group Chief Economist and Vice President of BP, Nobuo Tanaka, former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, and Michael Liebreich, Chief Executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance are among the other speakers.
TheCenter, led by Jason Bordoff, a former Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change at the National Security Council, will address the need for policy-oriented solutions to the world’s most pressing energy challenges and opportunities. The international launch comes on the heels of the Center’s successful New York City launch, and the recent announcements of David Sandalow as the Center’s first fellow and Nobuo Tanaka and Jose Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo, former President of Petrobras, as non-resident fellows.
Confirmed participants include:
Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Energy at the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change; Christof R�hl, Group Chief Economist and Vice President of BP; David Sandalow, former Under Secretary of Energy (Acting) and Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs at the US Department of Energy; Nobuo Tanaka, former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency; Javier Blas, Commodities Editor at the Financial Times; Nick Butler,Visiting Fellow and Chair of King’s Policy Institute at King’s College London; David Hobbs, Head of Research at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center; Michael Liebreich, Chief Executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Other keynote speakers to be announced.
|WHEN:||Thursday, June 6th, 2013|
|TIME:||4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
*Full program will be available closer to event*
Simpsons-in-the-Strand 100 Strand
Press are requested to confirm their attendance by replying to[email protected] or calling 646-200-5326.
About the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University (CGEP)
TheCenter on Global Energy Policy provides independent, balanced, data-driven analysis to help policymakers navigate the complex world of energy. We approach energy as a economic, security, geopolitical, and environmental concern. And we draw on the resources of a world-class institution, faculty with real-world experience, and a location in the world’s finance and media capital. Website:http://energypolicy.columbia.edu. Twitter: @ColumbiaUEnergy
About the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
SIPA’s mission is to empower people to serve the global public interest. Our goal is to foster economic growth, sustainable development, social progress, and democratic governance by educatingpublic policy professionals, producing policy-related research, and conveying the results to the world. Based in New York City, with a student body that is 50 percent international and educational partners in cities around the world, SIPA is the mostglobal of public policy schools. For more information, please visit sipa.columbia.edu.