Anna J. Davidson

OIES-Aramco Fellow

Anna J. Davidson is a DPhil Candidate in Area Studies at the University of Oxford and a defence and energy strategy consultant.

Her research interests are in international identity and civil nuclear energy cooperation with an area expertise on Russia and the CIS region. At OIES, Anna’s project entitled, “The Role of Nuclear Energy in the Global Energy Transition,” seeks to render a comprehensive narrative that will serve as the platform upon which to approach further enquiries and research into the dynamics of nuclear energy relations, cooperation, development, research, and innovation in the global energy transition.

Anna holds a master’s degree with thesis distinction in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Oxford. She graduated summa cum laude with an undergraduate degree in International Affairs and Russian from the University of Georgia, USA, with study as an Associate Member of Oxford University’s Keble College.

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