Amy Myers Jaffe is a leading expert on the geopolitics of oil and gas and energy security and is an influential thought leader on global energy policy and sustainability. She served as chair of the Future of Oil & Gas at the World Economic Forum, and currently serves on the forum’s Future of International Security committee. In addition she is a member of the U.S. National Petroleum Council and the Council of Foreign Relations. Read More >
A frequent keynote speaker at major energy industry and investment conferences and board of directors meetings, Jaffe is a widely quoted commentator on energy and the environment in international media who has provided testimony on Capital Hill. Jaffe appears regularly on a variety of television and print media, including CNN, PBS New Hour, FOX, Al-Jazeera TV, MSNBC, National Public Radio, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times of London. Her writings have been featured by the New York Times, Dow Jones International, and Petroleum Intelligence Weekly. She has a regular blog at the Houston Chronicle and is a contributor on energy and climate change to the Wall Street Journal’s blog The Experts.
Jaffe is a member of the National Petroleum Council and serves as an advisory board member of GE Ecoimagination and as a technical committee member on shale gas for the Union of Concerned Scientists. A contributor to Foreign Policy magazine’s “21 Solutions to Save the World” and recipient of the Award for Excellence in Energy Writing by the International Association for Energy Economics, Jaffe was named to Esquire’s annual 100 Best and Brightest and Elle Magazine’s Women for the Environment.
Prior to joining UC Davis, Jaffe served as director of the Energy Forum and Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies at Rice University's James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. She was formerly senior editor and Middle East analyst for Petroleum Intelligence Weekly. Jaffe is widely published, including as co-author of Oil, Dollars, Debt and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold (Cambridge University Press). Jaffe’s research focuses on oil and natural gas geopolitics, strategic energy policy, alternative fuel (for the state of California and beyond), corporate investment strategies in the energy sector, sustainability and risk and energy economics.
Jaffe served as a member of the reconstruction and economy working group of the Baker/Hamilton Iraq Study Group, as project director for the Baker Institute/Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on U.S. Strategic Energy Policy, and as chair, working group on nuclear power in the Middle East for the U.S. Institute for Peace-Stinson Center strategic task force on Iran and as a principal advisor to USAID’s project on Options for Developing a Long Term Sustainable Iraqi Oil Industry. Read Less ^