Professor Brenda Shaffer is an American-Israeli scholar who currently holds positions as visiting researcher and professor at Georgetown University, fellow with the Atlantic Council and professor at University of Haifa . Shaffer was the former research director of the Caspian Studies Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and past president of the Foreign Policy Section of the American Political Science Association. She specializes on energy in international relations and energy policy in the Caspian region and has written or edited several books of these topics, including "Energy Politics" and "Beyond the Resource Curse. Wikipedia*
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Brenda Shaffer has two videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2012 House Committee as a Senior Lecturer for the School of Political Sciences of the University of Haifa.