Assistant Secretary for International Affairs (Acting)
Jonathan Elkind serves as Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of International Affairs (IA) and served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Policy and International Affairs from 2009 to 2013. Prior to joining the Energy Department, Mr. Elkind worked as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, focusing on energy security and foreign policy issues. He also founded and headed EastLink Consulting, LLC, an independent consultancy focusing on energy, environment, and investment. From 1998 to 2001, Elkind served on the staff of the U.S.
Principal Deputy Director of EPSA and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Change Policy and Technology in IA
Dr. Jonathan Pershing is the Principal Deputy Director of the new Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, and will continue to serve as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate Change Policy and Technology in the Office of International Affairs. In these roles, he both supports DOE’s domestic policy agenda, as well as leads on international climate policy for the Department.