Anand Toprani, Ph.D.
Strategy & Policy
Professor Anand Toprani received an A.B. in History from Cornell University, an M.Phil. in Modern European History from University College, Oxford, and a Ph.D. in History from Georgetown University. He is a specialist in the history of energy geopolitics in the 20th century and is the recipient of several academic awards, including the Smith Richardson Predoctoral Fellowship in International Security Studies from Yale University and the Ernest May Fellowship in History & Policy from Harvard University. In addition to extensive political experience in the United Kingdom and Canada, Dr. Toprani’s prior U.S. Government employment includes service as a contract historian specializing in the Nixon White House Tapes at the Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State, and as a strategic analyst specializing in energy security, geopolitics, and counterterrorism at U.S. Central Command. Besides his contributions to over 25 volumes of the Foreign Relations of the United States documentary series, Dr. Toprani’s academic work has previously appeared in Diplomatic History and Passport: The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Review. He is currently drafting several journal articles and revising his Ph.D. manuscript on oil and grand strategy during the two world wars for publication. Dr. Toprani also speaks German and pretends to read French.
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