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Two Additions to CFR’s Energy Roster

by Michael Levi
March 24, 2011

I’m thrilled to share the news that Atul Arya and Daniel Ahn have joined CFR as adjunct fellows for energy. This is part of a broader ramping up of CFR’s work on energy and security, about which I’ll have more to say in the coming weeks and months. Atul and Dan are both tremendous talents. Each will bring unique experiences and insights to CFR’s work. You can also expect to see them contributing to this blog once in a while.

Atul Arya joins CFR as adjunct senior fellow for energy. Atul is the vice president of energy research at IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA), where he leads the IHS CERA energy practices and has overall responsibility for leading the development and delivery of the global energy research. He previously worked for BP, where most recently he was chief advisor of energy and climate policy. Atul’s experience includes leadership in solar energy as well as oil and gas. Early in his career Atul was a consultant in the oil and gas sector in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. He is a distinguished lecturer at the Society of Petroleum Engineers, a member of the Global Agenda Council on Climate Change with the World Economic Forum, and an advisory board member for the National Council for Atmospheric Research. Atul holds a PhD in engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Daniel Ahn joins CFR as adjunct fellow for energy. He is also the director of economic research at Citadel Investment Group and an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University. Previously, he was head of Portfolio Engineering for Barclays Capital Fund Solutions Americas and a senior energy economist at Lehman Brothers. Daniel has held research positions and taught at Harvard University’s Department of Economics, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research areas include international macroeconomics, behavioral finance, and the economics of national security, particularly energy security. He received his AB in economics and finance from Princeton University, and his PhD in economics from Harvard University.

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