Oleg Svet

Dr. Oleg Svet is an adjunct professor at the School of Foreign Service.

Oleg Svet

He teaches courses on the intersection of national security, climate change and the energy transition, and on the theory and practice of security. Previously, he taught courses on modern war, conflict, diplomacy, and counterterrorism at King’s College London and Tufts University.


Dr. Svet has supported defense clients since 2009. He has also served as a military legislative assistant in Congress, and as a contractor with US Forces-Iraq at the American Embassy in Baghdad.


He holds a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London, an MA in Strategic Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA with honors in International Relations from Tufts University, where he was a Tisch Scholar.


In his free time, he enjoys writing and engaging in interdisciplinary conversations on uncertainty.