Jason Bordoff - portrait

Jason Bordoff

Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs

Jason Bordoff - portrait

1255 Amsterdam Avenue, Room 101D

Personal Details

Focus areas: The intersection of economics, energy, environment, and national security

Jason Bordoff is Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA, where he is a Professor of Professional Practice, and is also Co-Founding Dean of the Columbia Climate School. He is also a Senior Advisor at Macro Advisory Partners. He previously served as Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change on the Staff of the National Security Council, and, prior to that, held senior policy positions on the White House’s National Economic Council and Council on Environmental Quality. One of the world’s leading energy and climate policy experts, Bordoff’s research and policy interests lie at the intersection of economics, energy, environment, and national security. He is a columnist for Foreign Policy magazine, a frequent commentator on TV and radio, including NPR, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC, has appeared on the Colbert Report, and has published in Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, the Economist, and other leading outlets. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission, a Trustee of The Nature Conservancy in New York, a board member of Winrock International and Foreign Policy 4 America, and serves on the Leadership Council for Sustainable Energy for All at the United Nations. Earlier in his career, he was a scholar at the Brookings Institution, served in the Treasury Department during the Clinton Administration, and was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Bordoff graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, where he served on 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. 

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  • JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School
  • MLitt in Politics, Oxford University
  • AB, magna cum laude, Brown University


  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Association of Marshall Scholars

In The Media

Jason Bordoff of CGEP said that even in sectors like electric vehicles, companies are discovering "a host of practical barriers to putting the IRA tax breaks to work."

Apr 02 2024
Climate & Sustainable Development

Jason Bordoff said “It’s hard to overstate the shock to the American psyche from the seemingly overnight skyrocketing of prices, stations running out of fuel and long lines.”

Mar 13 2024
The Economist
Climate & Sustainable Development

Robin Mills, a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy, wrote about why the global energy entities have to realign their policies to keep pace with energy security, transition and technology.

Mar 04 2024
The National

Jason Bordoff said "it would be much worse for energy security, which is at the heart of the IEA's mission, to ignore the risks of climate change.”

Feb 23 2024
Climate & Sustainable Development

Jason Bordoff is quoted in a piece analyzing where climate fell on the Davos agenda.

Jan 22 2024