The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
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 energy system generally and the geopolitics of the energy transition in particular. Of particular interest to GEP are proposals related to the geopolitics of renewable energy, the geopolitics of China's decarbonization of its economy, the diversification of petroleum-based economies, the geopolitics of climate change, 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- Should be one published or unpublished piece written by the applicant (co-authored pieces not accepted) in English that will demonstrate his/her English-language writing ability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