Paul Sullivan

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Dr. Paul Sullivan "is Professor of Economics at National Defense University (NDU) and Adjunct Professor, Security Studies, Georgetown University.

"Dr. Sullivan has been at NDU since July 1999. He has been the lead of the Energy Industry Study, the North Africa and Levant Regional Security Study, has contributed to the Agribusiness Industry Study and has taught energy economics, health care economics and environmental economics. Dr. Sullivan has led teams in crisis decision exercises, interagency exercises, and national security strategy exercises.

"He has taught popular elective courses on "The Islamic World: Algeria to Afghanistan", "Economic Diplomacy", and "Iran and Iraq". Dr. Sullivan has run an "Ambassador's Series" that has brought in Ambassadors from Arab states to discuss various issues. Dr. Sullivan has given a series of lectures on various issues in international affairs to Muslim groups, an Arab embassy, a major energy firm, the USMA, West Point, high-level government groups, business leaders and others.

"Dr. Sullivan has been an active member of the working groups on Iraq, Iraq, Libya and "The New Marshall Plan for Water and Energy in the Developing World " at the Atlantic Council. He is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, and an active member on Columbia University's Gulf2000 network.

"He is a member of the The Energy Consensus Group, which looks into ways toward a better energy future globally. Dr. Sullivan has also been active in events sponsored by the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, as well as in some interfaith activities.

"Dr. Sullivan is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's Security Studies Program where he teaches a course on "Energy and Security". He was also a member of the seminar on religion and development at Georgetown.

"Prior to NDU, Dr. Sullivan taught and researched at the American University in Cairo. He served on the editorial board of the Cairo Papers in Social Sciences, and wrote a column for the Middle East Times. He was regularly interviewed by the regional and international press on issues related to the Middle East and Egypt, and was in televised debates with some major business and political figures in Egypt. Dr. Sullivan was also an international energy economist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a consultant to law firms, insurance companies and others on issues related to energy mergers, energy regulation, and environmental issues amongst others.

"He was twice a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, and has lectured at many universities and other venues including: the University of Malta, The Mediterranean Diplomatic Academy, the Free University of Berlin, the American Research Center in Cairo, the US Naval Academy, the Eastern Mediterranean University, the Egyptian-US Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Wesleyan University, the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, and the Palestine Center.

"He has published on a wide variety of issues related to the economics of war and peace, the political economy of oil and gas, energy security, US-Iranian and US-Arab relations, the Shia, the Kurds, post-Saddam Iraq, development issues in Islamic states, and various studies related to the political economics of Mauritania, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, the Palestinian Territories, Iran, Iraq, and other issues. His research interest for the near future include: the politics and economics of post-Saddam Iraq, the economics of energy and development in the Arab world, the political economy of development in the Arab world, US-Arab relations and US-Islamic relations and more. His teaching, research and writing often take on holistic, multidisciplinary approaches.

"Dr. Sullivan was elected to the College of Fellows of the International Association of Middle Eastern Studies (IAMES) and is a member of the advisory board of the US-Egyptian Friendship Society.

"Dr. Sullivan received his B.A. from Brandeis University, summa cum laude. He has M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D. (with highest honors) degrees from Yale University." [1]

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  1. Paul Sullivan, , accessed September 4, 2007.