2023-2024 Visiting Scholars and Senior Fellows

Every year, the Kleinman Center welcomes visitors to the Center to give public lectures, meet with students, and collaborate with Penn researchers. Our Visiting Scholars Program brings distinguished academics and renowned thought leaders to Penn for a week to collaborate on research. And our newly established Senior Fellows Program brings energy practitioners to Penn for year-long collaborative visits.

Interested in meeting with one of our Visiting Scholars or Senior Fellows while they are on campus? Email Angela Pachon to schedule a conversation. 

Visiting Scholars

Our Visiting Scholar Program operates on a nomination basis by Penn faculty, academic departments, or direct invitation from the Kleinman Center. Scholars come to campus for a week-long visit and produce events, podcasts, and policy digests with the Center.

Stefan Ambec

INRAE Research Professor, Toulouse School of Economics
Stefan Ambec is INRAE Research Professor at Toulouse School of Economics where he leads the TSE Energy and Climate Center. Ambec is a 2023-2024 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.

Ambec on Campus: April 1-5, 2024

Severin Borenstein

E.T. Grether Professor, Haas School of Business
Severin Borenstein is E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business and faculty director of the Energy Institute at Haas. Borenstein is a 2023-2024 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.

Borenstein on Campus: April 22-26, 2024

Alexandra Klass

James G. Degnan Professor of Law, Michigan Law
Alexandra Klass is the James G. Degnan Professor of Law at Michigan Law. Klass is a 2023-2024 Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar.

Klass on Campus: February 15-16, 2024 and April 18-19, 2024

Senior Fellows

Our Senior Fellows Program brings distinguished practitioners to the Kleinman Center for year-long fellowships to enrich their own learning and professional development—while expanding the center’s expertise areas and research agenda. A Kleinman Center senior fellow has proven expertise in their field with specialized experience as a policy maker, regulator, industry leader, or analyst.

Danny Cullenward

Senior Fellow
Danny Cullenward is a Kleinman Center Senior Fellow. He is a climate economist and lawyer, a Research Fellow with the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy, and the Vice Chair of California’s Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee.

Cullenward on Campus: September 18-22, 2023 and March 11-15, 2024

Kelli Joseph

Senior Fellow, Kleinman Center
Kelli Joseph is a Kleinman Center Senior Fellow. She works at the intersection of policy and markets, with a focus on transitioning the electricity sector to support a decarbonized, climate resilient economy.

Joseph on Campus: September 20-21, 2023

Anna Mikulska

Senior Fellow
Anna Mikulska is an expert on European energy markets and energy policy. She is a senior fellow at the Kleinman Center and a fellow in energy studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Mikulska on Campus Throughout the Year

Benjamin Schmitt

Senior Fellow, Kleinman Center and SAS
Benjamin Schmitt is a joint senior fellow at the Kleinman Center and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Penn. He is also an affiliate of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and associate of the Harvard-Ukrainian Research Institute.

Schmitt on Campus Throughout the Year