Full Name
Job Title
Associate Dean and Clinical Professor
New York University
Speaker Bio
Dr. Carolyn Kissane is the Associate Dean of the graduate programs in Global Affairs and Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime at the Center for Global Affairs. She is a Clinical Professor who teaches graduate-level courses examining the geopolitics of energy, comparative energy politics, energy, environment, resource security, and climate change and security. Kissane’s thought leadership and entrepreneurship areas include Energy Transition, Sustainability Innovation, Policy, and Cybersecurity.

She is the Founding Director of the SPS Energy, Climate Justice and Sustainability Lab, Coordinator of the Energy and Environment concentration at the Center, and faculty adviser to the Energy Policy International Club. Dr. Kissane was awarded the esteemed NYU Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007, the SCPS Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009, and nominated for the NYU-wide Distinguished Teaching Award in 2008, 2009, 2016, and 2021. She is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, a 2023 Fellow of the Bush Foundation for US-China Relations, a Non-resident fellow at the Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines, and a Distinguished Non-resident fellow at the University of Piraeus. She serves on the New York Energy Forum and the Clean Start Advisory Boards.

She was named Breaking Energy’s Top Ten New York Women in Energy and Top Ten Energy Communicator.

Dr. Kissane received her Ph.D. from Columbia University.