Meghan O’Sullivan is the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard Kennedy School. Her third book, Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power, has just been published by Simon & Schuster. She has served as special assistant to President George W. Bush, deputy national security advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan, senior director for strategic planning and southwest Asia at the National Security Council, political adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority administrator, deputy director for governance in Baghdad, and chief adviser to the presidential envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process. O’Sullivan has been awarded the Defense Department's highest honor for civilians, the Distinguished Public Service Medal, and three times been awarded the State Department's Superior Honor Award. She holds a doctorate in politics and a master’s in economics from Oxford University and a bachelor’s from Georgetown University.