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 topics including energy diplomacy and energy finance. Sandalow has served in senior positions at the White House, State Department and U.S. Department of Energy. He came to Columbia from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), where he served as under secretary of energy (acting) and assistant secretary for policy & international affairs. Prior to serving at DOE, Sandalow was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, as well as Energy & Climate Change Working Group Chair at the Clinton Global Initiative. He has served as assistant secretary of state for oceans, environment & science and a senior director on the National Security Council staff.