Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall is a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and advises U.S. national laboratories and innovative energy investment funds, research endeavors, and start-ups. She served as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy from 2014-2017, where she provided strategic direction for its broad missions in national, nuclear and cyber security, science and energy, electricity sector emergency preparedness and response, and environmental management. In this role, Liz spearheaded a major initiative in partnership with leaders of the American utility sector to tackle emerging cyber and physical challenges to the power grid. She previously served as Special Assi Affairs from 2009-2013. In the Clinton Administration, Liz served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia. Earlier in her career, she was Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Chief Foreign Affairs and Defense Policy Adviser. She has also held positions at Stanford University, Harvard University, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Brookings Institution. She is the recipient of the Department of Energy Exceptional Service Award, the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service and the Nunn-Lugar Trailblazer Award. She received her B.A. magna cum laude at Harvard University and her D.Phil in International Relations as a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford University.
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