Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul welcomed Jason Bordoff, of the Center for Global Energy Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) for the Istanbul Forum on the Turkish Energy Outlook, held on September 3, 2013 at the Swissotel. The Forum focused on four key issues: Turkey's domestic energy outlook, the regional supply potential and geostrategic implications of Turkey's role as a growing energy consumer and transit hub for both crude oil and natural gas, and the opportunities and challenges for meeting Turkey's domestic energy needs. We were honored to have an eminent group of senior energy executives and thought leaders attend the event, whose insights on the energy landscape of Turkey and region will be informing the strategic direction of the Center for Global Energy Policy and its further collaboration with Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul.
BIO: Jason Bordoff joined the Columbia faculty after serving until January 2013 as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change on the Staff of the National Security Council, and, prior to that, holding senior policy positions on the White House's National Economic Council and Council on Environmental Quality. One of the nation's top energy policy experts, he joined the Administration in April 2009. At Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, Bordoff is a professor of professional practice and serves as Director of SIPA's Center on Global Energy Policy. Bordoff's research and policy interests lie at the intersection of economics, energy, environment, and national security. Prior to joining the White House, Bordoff was the Policy Director of the Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative housed at the Brookings Institution. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a consultant to the National Intelligence Council, and serves on the board of the Association of Marshall Scholars. During the Clinton Administration, Bordoff 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. Bordoff graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, where he was treasurer and an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He also holds an MLitt degree from Oxford University, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar, and a BA magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University.