Amy Myers Jaffe: A Geopolitical Expert

If you’re looking for an expert on the state of the environment and how oil, the world’s hottest commodity, affects it, look no further than Amy Myers Jaffe. Not only is Jaffe the Executive Director of Energy and Sustainability at the University of California, Davis, but she has also testified on Capital Hill. If that wasn’t enough, she has also presented to governments across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and she is a member of the US National Petroleum Council.

Amy Myers Jaffe: A Geopolitical Expert

Aside from her obvious expertise on the subject, Jaffe is also skilled at sharing her knowledge with the public. She is trusted by several news outlets, like National Public Radio, MSNBC and The Wall Street Journal, who all come to her for reliable quotes on energy matters and sustainability. Jaffe has also written for several publications, including The New York Times and The Financial Times of London.

Of course, Jaffe has received many accolades for her work. The Baker Institute Energy Forum, which she was the founding director of, was awarded the Adelman-Frankel award in 2012 for their contribution to energy and economics. Jaffe also received the U.S. Association for Energy Economics Senior Fellow Award this year. Jaffe also co-wrote Oil, Dollars, Debt and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold, and co-edited Energy in the Caspian Region: Present and Future and Natural Gas and Geopolitics: From 1970 to 2040.

Before she joined UC Davis, Jaffe was the director of the Energy Forum, as well as the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies at Rice University’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. Right now, her research is focused on oil and natural gas geopolitics, strategic energy policy, corporate investment strategies in the energy sector, and energy economics. Each of these topics is extremely important to the global economy, and Jaffe is more than capable of making all of them easy to understand and universally applicable.

No matter what industry you operate in, or what the focus of your event might be, geopolitical discussions and highlighting the importance of sustainability are always relevant. Jaffe reflects on oil and financial crises, oil dependence, and the future of the oil industry as an inspiring and informative speaker. To hire Amy Myers Jaffe for your next conference or event, check her availability on The Sweeney Agency’s website.

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