Dr. Dorothy Robyn

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Dorothy Robyn is a public policy expert who writes and consults on issues related to energy, transportation, and telecommunications. She is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy. From 2009-2014, Dr. Robyn served in the Obama Administration, first as a Deputy Under Secretary in the Department of Defense with overall management responsibility for U.S. military bases and related energy and environmental issues, and later as head of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Public Buildings Service. From 1993-2001, she was on the staff of the White House National Economic Council, where she coordinated issues related to aviation, defense and aerospace, telecommunications, and science and technology policy. Dr. Robyn has also been a principal with The Brattle Group, an economic consultancy, where she focused on aviation and telecommunications; an assistant professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government; and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. She currently serves on two standing National Academy of Sciences boards, on energy and infrastructure, respectively; on the World Resources Institute’s Global Leadership Council; and on the boards of two technology-oriented non-profits. She has an MPP and Ph.D. in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of two books.

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