Dr. Theresa Sabonis-Helf
is a Professor of National Security Strategy at the National War College in Washington DC, where she has taught since 2001. She also currently serves on Admiral Stavridis' European Command Advisory Panel. Dr. Sabonis-Helf spent her 2009-2010 sabbatical year at Georgetown University as a Visiting Professor in the Science, Technology and International Affairs program of the School of Foreign Service. She was previously Energy and Environment Policy Advisor for projects based in Central Asia managed by the Harvard Institute for International Development and the International Resources Group. She has worked as a Visiting Fellow at the US Agency for International Development; and as a Policy Analyst for think tanks in the United States and Russia. She has lived and worked in seven countries of the former USSR, has worked with two nations on the development of their first National Security Strategies, and has co-edited a volume on Central Asia's political and economic transition. She has also published articles on climate change policies, post-Soviet energy and environmental issues, regional and international energy trade, and the politics of electricity. Dr. Sabonis-Helf received a BA in Literature from Emory University, an MPA in International Relations from Princeton University, and a PhD in Political Science from Emory University.