Meghan L. O’Sullivan

Harvard University’s Kennedy School

Meghan L. O’Sullivan is the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at

Harvard University’s Kennedy School will be the Director of the Belfer Center for Science and

International Affairs beginning July 1, 2023. Dr. O’Sullivan’s scholarship is at the nexus of traditional

disciplines, with particular expertise on how the energy transition and geopolitics intersect. O’Sullivan has

served in multiple senior policymaking roles and has advised national security officials in both Republican

and Democratic administrations. Dr. O’Sullivan is a member of U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s

Foreign Policy Advisory Board. Between 2004 and 2007, she was special assistant to President George

W. Bush and was Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan during the last two years of

her tenure. O’Sullivan has been on public company and non-profit boards. She is a Partner at the

strategic consulting firm, Macro Advisory Partners, and is the Chair of the North American Group of the

Trilateral Commission.
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