Meghan O’Sullivan

Meghan O’Sullivan

Aspen Strategy Group Member , Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project, Harvard University

Meghan O’Sullivan is the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She is an award-winning author and her third book, Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power, was published by Simon & Schuster in September 2017. Between 2004 and 2007, Dr. O’Sullivan was special assistant to President George W. Bush and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan during the last two years of her tenure. In 2013, she served as the vice chair of the All Party Talks in Northern Ireland, which sought to resolve on-going obstacles to peace. Dr. O’Sullivan is the Chair of the North American Group of the Trilateral Commission. She is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations and a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion. She is on the board of United Technologies, a consultant to energy companies, a member of the International Advisory Group for the British law firm, Linklaters. She also serves on the board of several non-profit organizations, including the German Marshall Fund, the Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, and the Mission Continues. Professor O’Sullivan was awarded the Defense Department’s highest honor for civilians and, three times, the State Department’s Superior Honor Award. She has a B.A. from Georgetown University and a masters and doctorate from Oxford University. She is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.