Jason Bordoff is the Co-Founding Dean of the Columbia Climate School, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, and Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs at Columbia University SIPA. Highly regarded as one of the world’s top energy and climate policy experts, Jason’s research and policy interests lie at the intersection of economics, energy, environment, and national security. Previously, he served as Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change on the Staff of the National Security Council. Earlier in his career, Jason was a scholar at the Brookings Institution, served in the Treasury Department during the Clinton Administration, and was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Jason has written prolifically about how to address our greatest energy and climate change challenges and has developed innovative programs and tools to train future leaders to bridge the gap between academic research and policy.
2009 - 2013
2005 - 2009
2000 - 2001
1998 - 2000
EARLY CAREER & EXPERTISE
He held senior policy positions on the White House's National Economic Council and Council on Environmental Quality.
During the Clinton Administration, he served as an advisor to the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department.
He was also a consultant with McKinsey & Company, one of the leading global strategy consultancies.
He is focused on delivering research insights in formats and timeframes that are accessible and useful to decision-makers outside of academia.
Member, Council on Foreign Relations
Board Member, The Nature Conservancy in New York
Board Member, Winrock International
Board Member, Foreign Policy 4 America
Board Member, Leadership Council for Sustainable Energy for All
Board Member, New York Energy Forum
Board Member, Association of Marshall Scholars
MEDIA & APPEARANCES
Jason is a columnist for Foreign Policy magazine, and a frequent commentator on TV and radio, including NPR, CNBC and BBC.
He has appeared on the Colbert Report, and has published in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and other leading news outlets.