Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Founding Director and Senior Advisor in the Energy, Resources and Environment Program



  • Energy Issues
  • Nuclear Power
  • Energy Technologies
  • OPEC
  • U.S. Energy Policy
  • Environmental Issues
  • Oil Politics

Background and Education

Wil Kohl is the founding director and Senior Advisor of the Energy, Resources and Environment Program. He’s also the former director of the school''s International Energy and Environment Program of the Foreign Policy Institute, and the former director of the Bologna Center. Dr. Kohl served as associate director of Columbia University’s Institute in Western Europe; additionally, he’s a past international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Previously, he was a former staff member of the National Security Council and a program officer at the Ford Foundation. Dr. Kohl also taught at Columbia University and at the University of Pennsylvania; and he’s a member of the International Association of Energy Economics. He received his PhD, Political Science, from Columbia University.

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