Paul J Sullivan


Adjunct Professor - Center for Security Studies (CSS)
Professor of Economics, National Defense University Adjunct Professor, Security Studies, Georgetown Senior International Fellow, National Council on US-Arab Relations Adjunct Senior Fellow, Future Global Resource Threats, Federation of American Scientists Columnist, UB Post (Mongolia)


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Present Employment:

July 1999- present: Professor of Economics at the National Defense University.

Fall 2005- present: Adjunct Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University

March 2012-present: Adjunct Senior Fellow, Future Global Resource Threats, Federation of American Scientists

March 2015- present: Senior International Fellow, National Council of US-Arab Relations

2001-present Informal adviser to senior officials in the US State Department, US Navy and other parts of DOD, and various others in the US Government

Past Employment:

May 2012-November 2015: Columnist (irregular) for the UB Times of Ulan Baator, Mongolia

September 2011-January 2015: Columnist for Turkiye Gazetesi of Istanbul,

Spring 2007-Fall 2011: Adjunct Professor, Science, Technology and International Af-fairs, Georgetown University

June 2010 to June 2011: Vice President, Programs, United Nations Association, National Capitol Area

March 2009-July 2010: Adviser to the Sudan project at the United States Institute of Peace

2007: Senior Fellow at the East West Institute (EWI)

December 1994- May 1999: Columnist, Middle East Times

August 1993-July 1999: Assistant Professor, Economics American University in Cairo, Egypt

1990-1993: Consultant to law firms and others on energy, environment and due diligence issues

1986-1989: International energy economist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

1983-1986: Acting Instructor, Microeconomics, Yale University

1981-1986: Research Assistant for a multinational project on technological change and choice in Asia, Yale University

Partial list of numerous publications, hundreds of media interviews and public talks, and consulting and writing assignments can be found at: or can be supplied on request.


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  • Certificate of Completion (2015) Flinders University, Australia, Ethnoarcheology Field Study, Barunga, Australia
  • Certificate -- Seminar XXI (2006) MIT, International Relations
  • Ph.D. (1986) Yale , Economics
  • M.Phil (1983 ) Yale, Economics of Developing Countries
  • M.A. (1982) Yale, Economics
  • B.A. Summa Cum Laude (1979) Brandeis, Economics