April 12, 2024

CGA 2024 Global Elections and Energy Policy Symposium

We were delighted to host last night's event on the 2024 Global Elections and Energy and Climate Policy. It was a lively discussion moderated by CGA Associate Dean Carolyn Kissane who was joined by Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, Global Energy & Climate Innovation Editor at The Economist, and Ed Crooks Vice Chair Americas at Wood Mackenzie and host of the popular The Energy Gang podcast.

The event kicked off with a presentation by two current CGA graduate students, Claudette Segura and Fathurrahman Al-Fikry, who created a Global Elections database to track the record-breaking year in elections when 64 countries will go to the polls representing a combined population of about 49% of the people in the world. The database tracks items such as GDP, size of the electorate, historical turnout, and democracy index. The project was created recently as a part of Professor Sidhu's International Relations course as a way to analyze the relationship between democracy and election turnout.

Before the event, there was a special taping of The Energy Gang podcast with host Ed Crooks in conversation with Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran and Amy Myers Jaffe, Director of the NYU SPS Energy, Climate Justice, and Sustainability (ECJS) Lab. Stay tuned for the episode which will be released next week!


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