Meghan L. O'Sullivan
Senior Director

Meghan draws on her broad experience in government, business, diplomacy and academia to counsel our clients on foreign policy, national security and the energy transition. She is director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, where her scholarship focuses on the intersection of geopolitics, science, markets and policy.

Meghan is the chair of the North American Group of the Trilateral Commission and a member of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s Foreign Policy Advisory Board. She was previously deputy national security advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan and special assistant to President George W. Bush. She was also the vice chair of the All Party Talks in Northern Ireland.

Meghan holds a doctorate in politics and an MS in economics from Oxford University, and a BA from Georgetown University. She was a Henry Crown Fellow and a Henry Luce Fellow.

She is widely published on international affairs and has written multiple books and articles on geopolitics, including Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power (2017).

Meghan has been awarded the Defense Department's highest honor for civilians, the Distinguished Public Service Medal, and three times been awarded the State Department's Superior Honor Award. In 2008, Esquire Magazine named her one of the most influential people of the century. 

Meghan serves on multiple non-profit boards and advisory groups, including the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a member of the international advisory group for Linklaters, a trustee of the International Crisis Group, and a member of the board of The Mission Continues, a non-profit organization to help veterans. She is on the advisory committee for the Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, as well as Columbia University’s Center for Global Energy Policy.