“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
The Research Fellow or Visiting Scholar will contribute to the Geopolitics of Energy project's efforts to explore the nexus of politics — broadly defined — and energy, and to highlight policymakers issues of upcoming importance in this arena.
This fellowship opportunity is attached to a specific project run by Professor Meghan O'Sullivan.
Areas of Research
A wide variety of research interests will be considered, including foreign-policy and national security implications of the unconventional oil and gas boom, resource nationalism, resource mercantilism, energy strategies of great powers, the future of OPEC, international institutions, and competition in the Arctic. Of particular current interest to GEP are proposals related to the geopolitics of renewable energy, the geopolitics of China's decarbonization of its economy, and the geopolitics of the transition to a more sustainable global energy mix.
There is no stipend information available for this fellowship.
- CV/ Resume
- Unofficial transcript (pre-doctoral fellow applicants only)
- Research statement (3-5 pages)
- Writing sample (less than 50 pages)
- Should be one published or unpublished piece written by the applicant (co-authored pieces not accepted) in English that will demonstrate his/her English-language writing ability
- Can be a journal article, book chapter, dissertation chapter, white paper, etc. you have produced in your field
- Contact information for 3 recommenders submitting letters on your behalf