Meghan O'Sullivan is the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is also a Partner at the strategic consulting firm Macro Advisory Partners and is the Chair of the North American Group of the Trilateral Commission. Dr. O’Sullivan has extensive experience in policy formulation and in negotiation. She draws on her broad experience in government, business, diplomacy and academia to shed insights on foreign policy and national security, energy markets, the transition to a net-zero global economy and the geopolitics of that transition. Previously, Dr. O’Sullivan was a Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan and a Special Assistant to the President during the George W. Bush administration, where she was a principal advocate of the 2007 surge strategy. She has written several books and many articles on international affairs, including her award winning 2017 book Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power.
2005 - 2007
She was the Vice Chair of the All Party Talks in Northern Ireland, which sought to resolve outstanding issues in the peace process.
Board of Directors, Raytheon Technologies
Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations
International Advisory Group, Linklaters
Women's Initiative Advisory Committee, George W. Bush Institute
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