Calli Obern

Calli Obern

Program Manager, International Partners; Energy and Environment Program

Calli Obern is a Program Manager with International Partners and the Energy and Environment Program. Calli supports the Institute’s 10 international partners to improve collaboration and strengthen the network, with 7 partners in Europe, and…

Calli Obern is a Program Manager with International Partners and the Energy and Environment Program at the Aspen Institute. In this role, Calli supports the Aspen Institute’s 10 international partners to improve collaboration and strengthen the network, with seven partners in Europe, and in India, Mexico, and Japan. She also leads Track II Dialogues with India and China on climate change and energy, initiatives on climate and national security, and facilitates energy, environmental, and climate forums, roundtables, and dialogues around the US and world. Previously, Calli served as a Brent Scowcroft Award Fellow with the Aspen Strategy Group. As a Fellow, Calli worked on the program’s Summer Workshop, an honorary event for Brent Scowcroft, and the Aspen Ministers Forum with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on the social contract and technology. During her studies, she practiced Chinese in Shanghai, China and participated in the Occidental United Nations Program, where she served as an attaché at the United Kingdom Mission to the UN reporting on human rights and humanitarian affairs. To culminate her studies, she produced a comprehensive thesis on the history of food security in China. In her free time, Calli enjoys running, learning to make bread, practicing foreign languages, and beating her friends at the board game Settlers of Catan. Calli received a BA from Occidental College in 2016, where she studied Diplomacy and World Affairs and Chinese Studies.

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