Fri, Dec 4, 2020

EnergySource Innovation Stream with Plug and Play Systems: Early-stage venture capital and global corporate innovation trends

Public Event Wade Bitaraf, the founder of Energy & Sustainability practice at Plug and Play, discusses how the platform supports startup development through accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and in-house venture-capital.

12:00pm Energy & Environment Renewables & Advanced Energy

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

FAST THINKING: John Kerry, America’s first climate czar

It’s one thing to say you take the threat of climate change seriously. It’s another to create a new cabinet-level post for a “climate envoy,” give it to John Kerry, and save him a seat on your National Security Council. That’s the plan Joe Biden laid out this week. What difference will it make?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Elections

Sun, Nov 8, 2020

FAST THINKING: How a President-elect Biden will confront climate change

In their victory speeches this weekend, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris declared that combating climate change will be one of their administration’s top priorities, alongside containing COVID-19, rebuilding the US economy, rooting out systemic racism, and bridging America’s political divides. Let's zoom in on what's coming next on climate.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Elections

Sat, Nov 7, 2020

Joe Biden just won the presidency: What does that mean for America’s role in the world?

Atlantic Council experts weigh in on what the outcome of the 2020 election means for US foreign policy and America’s role in the world.

Elections 2020 by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Elections

Randolph Bell is the director of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center (GEC), where he oversees the center’s research and programs in Washington and elsewhere, including the annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi. He also serves as the co-director of the Atlantic Council’s Task Force on US Nuclear Energy Leadership and is the Richard Morningstar chair for global energy security. He joined the Global Energy Center in 2017 as its director of business strategies. From 2014–2016, Mr. Bell led the launch of the center in his capacity as director of business development and new ventures for the Atlantic Council.

From 2011–2014, Mr. Bell was managing director at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)–US, where in addition to holding overall responsibility for the operations and programming of the IISS’s Washington, DC office he published extensively on African, South Asian, and cyber security issues. From 2010–2011, he was manager of national security at the Markle Foundation, where he worked on cyber security, intelligence community information sharing, and technology policy issues.

Mr. Bell has an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was a Public Service and Belfer International and Global Affairs fellow, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.