Informal Thematic Debate
Climate Change as a Global Challenge

Paul Walker Bledsoe

Paul Walker Bledsoe is Director of Communications and Strategy for the National Commission on Energy Policy, an independent, bipartisan group of leading energy experts. He is also President of Bledsoe & Associates, LLC, a strategic public and corporate policy firm specializing in national and global communications, which includes among its clients one of America’s largest corporations and one of the nation’s leading universities.

From 1998-2000, Paul served as Director of Communications of the White House Climate Change Task Force, overseeing communications on global climate change and energy issues for former President Bill Clinton. From 1995 to 1998, Paul was Special Assistant to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt. Paul served as Communications Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance under the chairmanship of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan from 1993 to 1995, and earlier as press secretary and legislative assistant to several members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Paul is an Adjunct Teaching Fellow at Oxford University’s Centre for the Environment, and also serves as senior communications advisor to the Federation of American Scientists. He has been featured on many television and radio programs, including the BBC World Service Television and National Public Radio, and in leading print outlets including the Washington Post, USA Today, The Economist, Science Magazine, US News and World Report, BusinessWeek and the Financial Times. Paul received a B.A. with honors and an M.A. in English from The Ohio State University. He lives with his wife, Celia Boddington, and their son, Jack, in Arlington, VA.