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Dr. Umud Shokri

Energy strategist and foreign policy advisor

Dr. Umud Shokri is an accomplished energy strategist and foreign policy advisor, with a track record of designing sustainable energy solutions for public and private sector clients around the world. He has extensive experience in clean energy policy formulation, and environmental impact assessment. He is author of US Energy Diplomacy in the Caspian Sea Basin: Changing Trends Since 2001. He is currently serving as a senior visiting fellow at George Mason University. Shokri has advised corporate clients and governments on their energy transition strategies.

Dr. Shokri is a vocal advocate for renewable energy technologies and their transformative potential. He has authored several articles and reports on the economics and benefits of renewable energy. He argues that renewable energy, combined with energy efficiency measures, can replace fossil. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations. He comes with extensive expertise and professional experience in global energy market studies, climate change, clean energy, energy security, the geopolitics of climate change, industrial policy for clean energy, as well as foreign policy in the context of climate change and energy transition. His primary research interests lie in energy diplomacy and energy transition, U.S. energy policy, climate change, clean energy, Iran-Turkey relations, as well as Iran-Russia relations, the Caspian Sea region, Central Asia and the GCC.

He has written about the geopolitics of energy and natural gas, political economy of hydrocarbon states, sustainable cities and mobility, the pace and trajectory of energy transition, the geopolitics of US sanctions against Iran oil exports, and the geopolitics of energy in Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, Central Asia, and Caspian Sea Region. He hss published numerous articles in various journals, including Energy & Environment, Energy Intelligence, Middle East Policy, National Interest, Trends Research & Advisory, Attaqa, Oil & Gas Journal, A