Insights@Meridian with Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk


January 31, 2023

The Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement is pleased to announce our next Insights@Meridian program featuring The Honorable David M. Turk, Deputy Secretary of Energy. He will engage in a dynamic conversation on challenges around energy security in Europe and beyond, how the DOE works with other U.S. government agencies, and bringing clean energy into the communities that need it most. He will also detail how the U.S. will work with partners and allies to ensure clean technologies and renewable energy is cost-effective and available to countries around the world, and how countries can effectively partner with the United States.

This is program is held under Meridian House Rule and by invitation only. For questions, please contact Ryan Scherba.

Deputy Secretary David M. Turk

David M. Turk, Deputy Secretary of U.S. Department of EnergyPrior to his nomination as Deputy Secretary, Turk was the Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), where he focused on helping countries around the world tackle their clean energy transitions. He also directed reports on the digitalization of energy systems, the future of clean hydrogen, and a project tracking progress on a wide range of clean energy technologies.

During the Obama-Biden Administration, Turk coordinated international technology and clean energy efforts at DOE. During this time, he helped spearhead the launch of Mission Innovation—a global effort to enhance clean energy innovation.

Turk also served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director at the U.S. National Security Council, where he coordinated interagency legislative affairs efforts by the full range of national security agencies and provided legislative advice to National Security Council decision-making. He also previously worked at the U.S. Department of State, including as Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change and helping to coordinate New Start Treaty ratification efforts in the U.S. Senate.   

Earlier in his career, Turk worked in both the U.S. Senate, primarily on national security issues, and as the Staff Director of the National Security Subcommittee of the House Oversight Committee.