Council on Foreign Relations This Month in Geoeconomics
From the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies

June 2014

Michael Levi Named Director of Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies

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Michael A. Levi


The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is pleased to announce that Michael A. Levi, David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment and director of the program on Energy Security and Climate Change, has been named director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies (CGS). Founded in 2000, the CGS is one of the premier venues for informed analysis of the global economy and foreign policy—from international economic cooperation to the uses of economic statecraft, national security consequences of economic developments, and the U.S. economy. Levi succeeds Sebastian Mallaby, who is stepping down on June 30 after seven successful years directing CGS. Mallaby will be based in London and will continue his affiliation with CFR as the Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics. Read more »



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About CGS

The Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies (CGS)
works to promote a better understanding among policymakers, scholars, journalists, and the public about how economic and political forces interact to influence world affairs.

Michael A. Levi
Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies
Edward Alden
Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow
Thomas J. Bollyky
Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development
Blake Clayton
Adjunct Fellow for Energy
Heidi Crebo-Rediker
Senior Fellow
James P. Dougherty
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy
Jennifer Harris
Senior Fellow
Miles Kahler
Senior Fellow for Global Governance
Robert Kahn
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics
Sebastian Mallaby
Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics
Meghan L. O’Sullivan
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Peter R. Orszag
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Varun Sivaram
Matthew J. Slaughter
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Globalization
A. Michael Spence
Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Benn Steil
Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics


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