Jonathan Elkind is a Fellow and Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. Earlier in his career, he worked in the US Government, private consulting and think tanks. In government, he was Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the US Department of Energy, and also served on the staff of the National Security Council and the Council on Environmental Quality. He also worked previously for the Brookings Institution and the Joint Global Change Research Institute. Elkind received an MBA from the University of Maryland, an MA from Columbia University, and an AB from the University of Michigan.