Jason Bordoff (Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs; Director, Center on Global Energy Policy) has been named Co-Founding Dean of the new Columbia Climate School.
In his letter announcing the appointment, Presiden Lee Bollinger writes, “Bordoff will remain Professor of Professional Practice at the School of International and Public Affairs and Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP), which advances actionable and evidence-based solutions to climate change through research, education, and dialogue. Jason joined Columbia in 2013 after serving as a top advisor to President Obama. One of the world’s leading energy and climate policy experts, he 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 and to bridge the gap between academic research and policy. Much of his work involves delivering research insights in formats and timeframes that are accessible and useful to decision makers outside of academia, which is core to what I have described as the Fourth Purpose of a university.”