Marino Auffant is a nonresident senior fellow in the Scowcroft Strategy Initiative, within the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, and a scholar and consultant in international affairs. He also serves as an America in the World Consortium post-doctoral fellow at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs in Washington, DC. He earned his PhD in history at Harvard University. He has consulted for the governments of the United States, France, and the Dominican Republic, as well as multilateral institutions, on strategic affairs, including the projected evolution of the world order and nearshoring strategies for critical supply chains. His scholarly research focuses on the international history of the 1970s energy crisis, and his forthcoming book Petroshock explains the first oil shock’s pivotal role in the transformation of energy markets, geopolitical realignments, nuclear proliferation, global finance, and international monetary relations. His dissertation received the Munich Security Conference’s John McCain Dissertation Award in 2023, and his work has been published in the Texas National Security Review.

Previously, Auffant served as an Ernest May fellow in history and policy at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, a graduate student associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, a junior scholar at the Kissinger Center’s International Policy Scholars Consortium and Network, and a Hans J. Morgenthau fellow at the University of Notre Dame’s International Security Center. He received his PhD (2022) and his BA (2010) at Harvard University, and his MPA (2013) from France’s Ecole Nationale d’Administration. He also had a corporate career as a strategy consultant in Paris, specializing in energy and public services.