Kyu Lee

Director of Communications and Digital Media, Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP), School of International and Public Affairs

B-16 Hogan Hall
Mail Code MC3277
2910 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

BIOGRAPHY: Kyu Lee is Director of Communications and Digital Media for the Center on Global Energy Policy. He has been working in communications on sustainability issues since 1992 when he traveled to the Rio Earth Summit as an intern for a newspaper. In between classes at college, he traveled to all the major UN global conferences during the 90s as a photographer, operations manager, editor and writer. He's written numerous articles on development work and projects throughout the world.

Kyu joined the Earth Institute's communications team in 2007 to expand its overall outreach and promote the work of the Millennium Villages project. Currently he helps with digital strategy working on media outreach, social media and the podcast. He lives on the Upper West Side with his wife and daughter. He is an avid birder and spends most early mornings during the spring and fall in Central Park. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in English Literature. 


May 28, 2024

Sheila Foster Recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers

Foster, a visiting professor of climate at Columbia Climate School, was honored by the prestigious organization for her career achievements.

May 28, 2024

A New Way To Help Protect Pregnant Women and Children From Lead Poisoning

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From Sustainability Mirage to Sustainability Management

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A Glimpse at the Columbia Climate School in the Green Mountains Program

Students from around the globe spent two weeks in Vermont learning about current issues and solutions in climate change.

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Scope 3 Carbon Emissions and the Management of Supply Chains

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