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CANCELED: Energy Security in the 21st Century

January 25, 2016 |  12:15:00  |  Sid Richardson Hall Room 3.123

Due to several ongoing hostage crises, Julia Nesheiwat regretfully has to cancel her trip to Austin, including her public talk at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. We hope to reschedule this event at a later time.

Julia Nesheiwat is the Presidential Deputy Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Previously, Dr. Nesheiwat was appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Implementation in the Bureau of Energy Resources. She also served as a Political-Military Advisor and Visiting Professor at the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School’s National Security Affairs Department. Dr. Nesheiwat has held numerous positions as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs and U.S. Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy Security, where she focused on energy security issues for Europe and Central Asia. From 2010 to 2011, Ms. Nesheiwat also served as a Council on Foreign Relations Fellow in Japan, where she conducted energy and economic policy research. Earlier in her career, Nesheiwat was Chief of Staff for Policy and Planning at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where she managed the integration and collaboration of analysis and reporting with all intelligence agencies. Prior to that role, she was selected to serve on the U.S. Presidential Commission on Intelligence Capabilities Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, leading the North Korea and Iran policy steering committee from 2004-2005. A former military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, Nesheiwat served consecutive tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. She earned a Ph.D. from Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan; an M.A. in security studies from Georgetown University, Washington DC; and a B.A. in religious studies and sociology from Stetson University in Florida.

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