Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
TopicsEuropean Energy Security, Transatlantic and Eurasian Energy Security
RegionsEurasia, Middle East
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July 13, 2018In the current tight oil market, where little wiggle room exists between supply and demand, any production outage has the potential to significantly impact the global oil price. And while observers frequently discuss many of the geopolitical risks that could…
Prof. Shaffer is the author of several books: Energy Politics (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009), Borders and Brethren: Iran and the Challenge of Azerbaijani Identity (MIT Press, 2002), and Partners in Need: The Strategic Relationship of Russia and Iran (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2001). Energy Politics is used as a text book in over two hundred university courses around the globe. She has also served as the editor for Beyond the Resource Curse (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012) and Limits of Culture: Islam and Foreign Policy (MIT Press, 2006).
Shaffer frequently provides research and expert counsel to international institutions, governments, energy companies, and regional security organizations such as NATO on energy security policies. She has served as an adviser to Israel’s prime minister’s Office, the Ministry of Energy and Water, and to the “Zemach Committee” that was appointed by the prime minister of Israel to recommend natural gas policy.
She has given testimony to several committees of the US Congress, including the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and to the European Parliament. She frequently appears on CNBC and in major news outlets worldwide to provide insight on developments in the global oil market.
She previously served as the research director for the Caspian Studies Program at Harvard University. She has held a number of academic appointments, including tenured professor at the University of Haifa, and visiting professor at Bifrost University in Iceland. Professor Shaffer serves on the boards of several public foundations and universities.