Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
Department of Government
Richard Rosenzweig has 25 years of experience in government and the private sector with expertise in energy and environmental policy and markets. Most recently, he was an author of, “Global Climate Change Policy and Carbon Markets: Transition to a New Era,” scheduled to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in the summer of 2016. The book assesses the performance of 25 years of climate change policy and carbon markets and makes recommendations for future policies to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Rosenzweig is currently a consultant and an adjunct professor at the American University’s School of Public Affairs.
From 2000-2014, Mr. Rosenzweig served in several leadership positions at Natsource LLC, one of the world’s leading participants in the carbon markets established by the Kyoto Protocol, and the largest buyer of carbon credits through 2007. As Chief Operating Officer, he was responsible for overseeing the company business units, ongoing operations and implementing its business strategy.
Prior to joining Natsource, Rosenzweig was a principal in the Washington law firm of Van Ness Feldman where he represented several companies before the legislative and executive branches of Government. He also served as Chief of Staff to the U.S. Department of Energy from 1993-1996. In this capacity, Rosenzweig was responsible for overseeing the Departments’ public affairs and legislative functions, developing and communicating Departmental positions to the White House, Federal agencies, Members of Congress, state and local governments, external constituencies, the public and the media. He also coordinated strategies in such diverse areas as the Department’s budget submissions, climate change policy, nuclear weapons testing and the Department’s international energy, environmental and national security initiatives. Prior to serving in Government, Mr. Rosenzweig was a founder of the Madison Public Affairs Group, one of the largest independent public affairs firms in Washington, DC.
Mr. Rosenzweig has written extensively on the impacts of system design on the performance of carbon markets and the role of technology in addressing climate change. Rosenzweig holds a B.A. from Northeastern University and an M.A. in Political Science from American University.
B.A. from Northeastern University
M.A. in Political Science, American University
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