David Livingston
Deputy Director, Climate and Advanced Energy, Atlantic Council

David Livingston is deputy director for climate and advanced energy at the Atlantic Council, a foreign policy think tank located in Washington, DC.

He is also a fellow of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy at Johns Hopkins University, and teaches a course on energy markets and policy for the University of Southern California program in Washington, DC.

Previously, Livingston served as a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and as the inaugural Robert S. Strauss fellow for geoeconomics at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where he concluded as acting assistant U.S. trade representative for congressional affairs.

He also has worked at the World Trade Organization in Geneva and at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Vienna.

Livingston was selected as a Future Energy Leader by the World Energy Council, is an alumnus of the Atlantik Brücke Young Leaders Program, and serves on the advisory board of South by Southwest Cities and a number of social enterprise start-ups.

He earned a BA with highest honors from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and an MSc with distinction from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.