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CAP Announces Senior Fellow, Director of International Climate Policy

CAP Announces Senior Fellow, Director of International Climate Policy

The Center for American Progress announced that Alan Yu is joining the Energy and Environment Policy team as a Senior Fellow and Director of International Climate Policy. In his new role, he’ll be tasked with promoting clean energy policies and work to strengthen U.S. partnerships with the international community to address climate change. Yu was most recently the Director of Asian Affairs at the Department of Energy, where he worked with the department’s senior leadership, technical offices, and national labs to coordinate a unified strategy on energy policy and technical engagement with countries in East, Southeast, and South Asia. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles with the State Department under President Barack Obama, including stints in DC, China, Japan, and Afghanistan, and worked on a wide range of regional and foreign policy matters, with a focus on East Asia and international environmental issues. The 1983 University of Michigan graduate, who also holds a Master’s from the University of California, Berkeley, began his career as Peace Corps volunteer. More here.

Judge Says Federal Government Unconstitutionally Withholding Benefits from Puerto Ricans

Judge Says Federal Government Unconstitutionally Withholding Benefits from Puerto Ricans

DOJ Opens Investigation Into Alex Acosta’s Role in Underage Sex Plea Deal

DOJ Opens Investigation Into Alex Acosta’s Role in Underage Sex Plea Deal