David Pumphrey

David Pumphrey is a senior fellow and co-director of the CSIS Energy and National Security Program. He has extensive public-sector experience in international energy security issues. He was most recently deputy assistant secretary for international energy cooperation at the Department of Energy.

During his career with the US Federal Government, he worked on a wide range of energy policy issues. Mr. Pumphrey led the development and implementation of policy initiatives with individual countries and multilateral energy organizations. He was responsible for policy engagement with numerous key energy producing and consuming countries including China, India, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the European Union. Mr. Pumphrey represented the US Government in various committees of the International Energy Agency and the Energy Working Group of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. Mr. Pumphrey also represented the Department of Energy in the negotiations of the energy related sections of the U.S-Canada Free Trade Agreement and the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Mr. Pumphrey received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Duke University and a Master’s Degree in Economics George Mason University. He had spoken extensively on international energy issues and testified before Congress on energy security issues related to China and India.

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