David Sandalow is the Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy and co-Director of the Energy and Environment Concentration at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He launched and directs the Center’s U.S.-China Program and has written, most recently, on energy diplomacy and energy finance. Sandalow has served in senior positions at the White House, State Department, and U.S. Department of Energy. At the Department of Energy, he served as Under Secretary of Energy (acting) and Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs. Prior to serving at DOE, Sandalow was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, as well as Energy and Climate Change Working Group Chair at the Clinton Global Initiative. He has served as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment and Science and a Senior Director on the National Security Council staff. Sandalow serves on the Board of Directors of ReNew Power, India’s leading renewable energy developer, and as an advisor to a number of companies. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and Yale College.