Sara Vakhshouri

President - SVB Energy International. Institute of World Politics .

Dr. Sara Vakhshouri is an internationally recognized expert on the energy market and security, has an extensive experience in global energy market studies, energy security and geopolitical risk. She has a PhD in energy security and Middle Eastern studies, and was a visiting fellow at the Oxford University's Institute for Energy Studies. She also has a Master degree in business management (international marketing), and another MA in international relations. Dr. Vakhshouri has experience of working in both public and private sectors of the Iranian energy industry, and has traveled and worked extensively in the Middle East region, India and North America. She has published articles in numerous journals including The Economist, Middle East Economic Survey, and Oil and Gas Journal. She is frequently quoted and appeared on Bloomberg, BBC, Financial Times, 4 Reuters, Bloomberg, Aljazeera, Energy Intelligence, Platts Energy TV and Voice of America on energy matters. She is the author of The Marketing and Sale of Iranian Export Crude Oil since the Islamic Revolution.

About Workshops

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  • December 31, 2023 : Deadline to apply as a paper presenter
  • May 31, 2024 : Deadline paper submission
  • July 9 - 11, 2024: Gulf Research Meeting (GRM)
  • Note there is no deadline to register as a listening participant. However, seats are limited in each workshop and registration for non-paper presenters will be allowed on a space available basis.

GRM 2020


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