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Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Bell quoted in Petroleum Economist on Aramco IPO

In the News by Atlantic Council

Middle East Oil and Gas

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

The role of oil and gas companies in the energy transition

Many oil and gas companies have recognized the need to decarbonize the energy system to avoid the impacts of climate change. Initial industry efforts to play a role in the energy transition show sincerity and promise. Yet the urgent need for more oil and gas production for the foreseeable future suggests that a comprehensive framework for the oil and gas industry to support a low-carbon future while simultaneously ensuring the world has enough energy to meet development and economic growth goals has yet to be fully developed. What role can the oil and gas industry play lead the way to an energy-rich, globally prosperous, low-carbon future?

Report by Robert (“RJ”) Johnston, Reed Blakemore, Randolph Bell

Energy Transitions Oil and Gas

Fri, Jan 3, 2020

Bell quoted in Politico on threats to Iraqi oil production

In the News by Atlantic Council

Iran Iraq

Full Bio

Randolph Bell is the Director of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center (GEC), where he oversees the Center’s research and programs in Washington and elsewhere, including the annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi. He also serves as the Co-Director of the Atlantic Council’s Task Force on US Nuclear Energy Leadership. He joined the Global Energy Center in 2017 as its Director of Business Strategies. From 2014–2016, Mr. Bell led the launch of the Center in his capacity as Director of Business Development and New Ventures for the Atlantic Council.

From 2011–2014, Mr. Bell was managing director at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)–US, where in addition to holding overall responsibility for the operations and programming of the IISS’s Washington, DC office he published extensively on African, South Asian-, and cyber security issues. From 2010–2011, he was manager of national security at the Markle Foundation, where he worked on cyber security, intelligence community information sharing, and technology policy issues.

Mr. Bell has an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was a Public Service and Belfer International and Global Affairs Fellow, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.