Michael Levi

David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations; Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations

Michael Levi is the David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Director of the CFR program on energy security and climate change. His work focuses on foreign and domestic policy related to climate change, energy security, nuclear weapons. Levi is the author of two books, most recently On Nuclear Terrorism (Harvard University Press, 2007) and is at work on two more. The first explores the recent boom in American energy, evaluating its consequences and assessing policy options for harnessing it; the second, with Elizabeth Economy, explores the causes and consequences of China’s quest for natural resources. Other recent work has focused on the international political economy of clean energy innovation, global oil markets, the Canadian oil sands, and climate diplomacy. Michael is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board for NewWorld Capital LLC, a private equity firm focused on environmental opportunities, and a member of the External Advisory Board to the Princeton University Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI). He holds a Bachelors of Science in mathematical physics from Queen’s University, an MA in physics from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in war studies from the University of London.