Charles B. Curtis

Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program

Charles B. Curtis is senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Before joining CSIS, Mr. Curtis served as founding president of the Nuclear Threat Initiative and as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the UN Foundation. He led the energy practice at Hogan & Hartson, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm with domestic and international offices. Mr. Curtis served as undersecretary and, later, as deputy secretary of energy from February 1994 to May 1997. He was a founding partner of the Washington law firm Van Ness Feldman. He also served as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from 1977 to 1981 and has held positions on the staffs of the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Treasury Department, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He currently serves as vice chair of the International Security Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of State and is a former member of the Defense Policy Board and the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Defense. He is a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations.