This chair was established in 2008 through a generous gift from CFR Board member David M. Rubenstein, cofounder and managing director of The Carlyle Group. It supports a senior fellow committed to the study of the critical international challenges involving energy and the environment, such as climate change and energy security, and their significance to the broader foreign and energy policy debates.
Mr. Rubenstein is a cofounder and managing director of The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms, with offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Japan. Prior to cofounding Carlyle in 1987, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in New York with the firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; served as deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy in the Carter administration; and practiced law in Washington, DC with the firm of Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge. A highly respected global business leader, Mr. Rubenstein is a member of the CFR Board of Directors, as well as many other distinguished nonprofit boards.
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