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Andreas Goldthau

Professor in International Relations, Royal Holloway University of London

Dr Andreas Goldthau is Professor in International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is also Associate with the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute. Prior to joining Royal Holloway, Dr. Goldthau served as Professor at Central European University's School of Public Policy, as Adjunct Professor with John Hopkins' MSc program in energy policy and climate, and as a Transatlantic Postdoc Fellow in International Relations and Security with the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, the RAND Corporation and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.

Dr Goldthau's academic interests lie in energy security, global energy governance and the political economy of the low carbon transition. His publications include "The Politics of Shale Gas in Eastern Europe. Energy Security, Contested Technologies and the Social License to Frack" (Cambridge University Press, 2018), the "Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy and Natural Resources" (Edward Elgar, 2018), "Energy Union. Europe's new Liberal Mercantilism?" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), "A Liberal Actor in a Realist World: The EU Regulatory State and the Global Political Economy of Energy" (Oxford University Press, 2015), "The Global Energy Challenge: Environment, Development and Security" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), the "Wiley Handbook on Global Energy Policy" (Wiley Blackwell, 2013), "Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), "Global Energy Governance: The New Rules of the Game" (Brookings Press, 2010) and "OPEC" (Hanser, 2009).

Dr Goldthau serves on the editorial boards of Global Policy, Energy Policy and Energy Research in Social Science. He is the co-editor of Progressive Energy Policy Pivots for Palgrave Macmillan and sits on the steering committees of leading academic associations, including the ECPR’s Standing Group on Regulation and Governance. His latest research project centers on energy justice and the Global South. It is funded by the French-German Make Our Planet Great Again research initiative,


  • 2016–present
    Professor in International Relations, Royal Holloway University of London