Upcoming Events


“An Introduction to Military Operational Energy”

Dr. Paul Sullivan – Professor: National Defense University, Washington DC

Tuesday November 19, 2019 – 11:30 EST, 17:30 CET

Dr. Paul Sullivan has been a full professor at the National Defense University (NDU) since July 1999. At NDU he has taught economics, industry analytics, about the energy industry, and electives on economic warfare, Iran, Iraq, the Islamic world, and natural resources and international security. Dr. Sullivan has also been a primary faculty adviser at NDU to flag officers from the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Europe, South Asia, Argentina and Northeast Asia.

In addition, he has been an Adjunct Professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University, where he has taught classes on global energy and international security (which include analyses of energy and security issues for the EU, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, India, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia, the United States, Chile, Venezuela, Canada, and the Arctic.)

This will be the first Forum2100 presentation that will focus on the military – an important consumer when it comes to energy. Dr. Sullivan will draw on his extensive experience and insights to share how military planners approach the topic of operational energy (energy use in operations) in conflict and training – sometimes in remote and often hostile locations.

Dr. Sullivan has been advising senior leadership in government and the military on economic, energy, water, extremism, US-Islamic, US-Arab and US-Iran relations, the Middle East and North Africa, East Asia, South Asia and other economic and security issues for decades. He obtained his Ph.D. from Yale University with highest honors and graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University. Dr. Sullivan is a graduate of the prestigious Seminar XXI Program at MIT. He has a certificate of completion from the graduate-level Ethnoarchaeology Field Study run by Flinders University in Barunga, Australia.

In the meantime, please peruse the eleven talks in our Archives:

  • AirMiners.org
  • SOFT CAR
  • Racepoint Energy
  • Energy Web Foundation
  • Cryptocurrency in Renewable Energy – Solar Coin
  • Purify Fuel – Making Diesel fuel Cleaner and More Efficient
  • SAF-USA.com:  Solar Activated Façade
  • Ammonia as a Low Carbon Fuel
  • Nuclear Energy:  A Key Weapon in the Battle to Limit Climate Change
  • The Role of Energy in Sustainable Development
  • Climate Legislation in the Obama Presidency