Theresa Sabonis-Helf

Theresa Sabonis-Helf is the Inaugural Chair of the Science, Technology and International Affairs concentration in the Master’s Degree program at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

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Prior to joining Georgetown, she was a Professor of National Security Strategy at the National War College in Washington DC. She has lived and worked in seven countries of the Former USSR, has assisted two nations with the development of their first National Security Strategies, and has co-edited two volumes on Central Asia's political and economic transition. She has also published and lectured extensively on energy security, climate change policies, post-Soviet energy and environmental issues, regional water politics, regional trade and transit, and the politics of electricity. She is a frequent advisor to the US Department of State and USAID and is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds an MPA in International Relations from Princeton University and a PhD in Political Science from Emory University. She teaches MSFS 505: Science Policy Matters (the gateway course for MSFS-STIA concentrators);  STIA 318: Energy and International Security,  STIA 419: Energy & Environment in Eurasia; and directs STIA 305: Science & Tech in the Global Arena (the team-taught gateway course for undergraduate STIA)