Meghan O'Sullivan
Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs
Geopolitics of Energy Project

O’Sullivan’s expertise includes the geopolitics of energy, decision -making in foreign policy, nation-building, counterinsurgency, and the Middle East. From July 2013 to December 2013, she was the vice chair of the All Party Talks in Northern Ireland, which sought to resolve ongoing obstacles to peace. Between 2004 and 2007, she was special assistant to President George W. Bush and deputy national security advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan. O’Sullivan was also senior director for strategic planning and southwest Asia in the NSC; political advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority administrator and deputy director for governance in Baghdad; chief advisor to the presidential envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process; and a fellow at the Brookings Institution. She is also a foreign affairs columnist for Bloomberg View, a director on the board of TechnoServe, a trustee of the German Marshall Fund, and a member of the advisory committee to the Women's Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute. O'Sullivan is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and the Aspen Strategy Group. VIEW FULL BIO

Featured Appearances
“America’s Energy Edge: The Geopolitical Consequences of the Shale Revolution”
Foreign Affairs, March/April 2014
“The Entanglement of Energy, Grand Strategy, and International Security”
The Handbook of Global Energy Policy, 2013