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Carolyn Kissane

Senior Fellow


ASSOCIATE DEAN | CENTER FOR GLOBAL AFFAIRS, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

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 at New York University. She is a clinical professor who teaches graduate-level courses examining the geopolitics of energy, comparative energy politics, energy, environment and resource security and climate change and security. 

Dr. Kissane 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. She 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. Dr. Kissane is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. She serves on the New York Energy Forum and Clean Start Advisory Board boards. She is a senior advisor to Ridgewood Infrastructure. 

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.