Oliver McPherson-Smith, Ph.D

Director, Center for Energy & Environment

He who keeps company with the wise becomes wise.

- Proverbs 13:20

Oliver McPherson-Smith, Ph.D is from Sydney, Australia, and serves as a Director for the Center for Energy & Environment at AFPI. Dr. McPherson-Smith earned a PhD in political science from the University of Oxford, a master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree in land economy from the University of Cambridge. His research has been published in several leading academic journals, and he maintains a fluency in Russian, French, and Spanish. Before his research career, Dr. McPherson-Smith worked as a television correspondent in Africa and Europe. He enjoys surfing, skiing, and debating tax policy with his husband. He is a proud naturalized citizen.

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