Morgan Bazilian (@MBazilian) is a professor at the Colorado School of Mines and directs its Payne Institute for Public Policy. He was previously lead energy specialist at the World Bank. He has over two decades of experience in the energy sector and is regarded as a leading expert in international affairs, policy and investment. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Dr. Bazilian holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in areas related to energy systems and markets, and has been a Fulbright fellow. He holds, or has held, several academic affiliations including at Columbia University, Cambridge University, the Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. He is on the editorial boards of Environmental Research Letters, Energy strategy Reviews, and Energy Research and Social Science. He has published more than 140 articles in learned journals. His book, Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security is considered a seminal piece in the area of energy finance and security. His work has been published in, inter alia, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
Dr. Bazilian is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Energy, as well as the Global Advisory Council of the Sustainable Finance Programme at Oxford University. Previously, he was a Deputy Director at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and a senior diplomat at the United Nations. Earlier in his career, he worked in the Irish Government as Principal Advisor to the Energy Minister, and was the Deputy CEO of the Irish National Energy Agency. He was also the European Union’s lead negotiator on low-carbon technology at the United Nations climate negotiations. Dr. Bazilian has testified before the U.S. Senate and the Irish Oireachtas on issues of energy security.
Articles by this author:
The Mining Gap: Critical Minerals and Geopolitical Competition
by Gregory Brew and Morgan Bazilian
Nov 7th, 2022
Declaring a Climate Emergency Won’t Save the Planet — Energy Security Could
by Emily Holland and Morgan Bazilian
Aug 8th, 2022
An Age of Actorless Threats: Rethinking National Security in Light of COVID and Climate
by Morgan Bazilian and Cullen Hendrix
Oct 23rd, 2020