David Gargaro (@David_Gargaro) is Associate Fellow for Energy at the Rainey Center, a public-policy research organization in Washington D.C. He focuses on international public-private cooperation in climate action and on climate-friendly technologies, including small modular reactors, that benefit both the economy and the environment, and on the legislative standards that would drive those innovations. Gargara was a guest speaker in Brussels in 2018 at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s collaboration with the European People’s Party Conference on the EU’s Leadership in Global Climate Change.
He speaks publicly on global nuclear energy research, artistic organization management, and fundraising, applying leadership skills he learned as an orchestral conductor. Gargaro earlier served as the Principal Guest Conductor of The New Fine Arts Ensemble in South Korea, and as an Artistic Fellow for Opera Philadelphia. He was named a Finalist for The American Prize in Conducting, and served as the Ansbacher Conducting Fellow for the Vienna Philharmonic.
Gargaro earned his second master’s degree as a Prudential and Daniel Morgan Graduate Scholar at The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, with a concentration in Global Politics. He was awarded the Founding Dean Arterton Award, the highest honor bestowed on political graduate students by the university for political research and ethical conduct, in recognition of his research on global nuclear energy solutions.