Carolyn Kissane

Academic Director
NYU Center for Global Affairs

Dr. Carolyn Kissane serves as the Academic Director of the graduate program in Global Affairs at the NYU Center for Global Affairs and is a Clinical Professor where she teaches graduate level courses examining the geopolitics of energy, comparative energy politics, energy, environment and resource security, and a regional course focusing on Central Asia. She is Coordinator of the Energy and Environment concentration at the Center and is 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, 2016 and 2018.

She was named Breaking Energy’s Top Ten New York Women in Energy and Top Ten Energy Communicator. She hosts Fueling our Future, an energy series she moderates which brings in energy and environment experts for conversation and debate. She serves on the boards of the New York Energy Forum, Clean Start Advisory Board, and CIV:LAB. Dr. Kissane received her Ph.D. from Columbia University.