• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Meghan O'Sullivan

Harvard University's Kennedy School

Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs

Meghan L. O’Sullivan is the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School and a Partner at Macro Advisory Partners, where she is the co-lead of its Energy Transition Practice.  She is also the North America chair of the Trilateral Commission. Meghan has extensive experience in policy formulation and in negotiation, including serving as special assistant to President George W. Bush and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan and Vice Chair of the 2013 All Party Talks in Northern Ireland.  She is currently a member of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s Foreign Policy Advisory Board.  Meghan is also on the board of Raytheon Technologies and the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a trustee of the International Crisis Group and a member of the board of The Mission Continues, a non-profit organization to help veterans. She is also on the advisory committee for the Women's Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute as well as Columbia University’s Center for Global Energy Policy. Meghan’s frequent writings on energy, climate, and foreign affairs include her award-winning 2017 book Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power. For her service in Iraq, Meghan was awarded the Defense Department's highest honor for civilians and, three times, the State Department's Superior Honor Award. Meghan was a Luce Scholar in Indonesia and a Henry Crown Fellow. She has a B.A. from Georgetown University and a masters and doctorate from Oxford University.

Sessions With Meghan O'Sullivan