Part-Time Faculty, International Affairs
O'Donnell’s present work examines the political economy of a globalized energy sector, especially of petroleum, as a basis
for understanding both U.S. geo-strategy and the trajectories of major
oil-producing states. His research and teaching have focused on the
Middle East and North African (MENA) states and Latin America. Dr.
O’Donnell was a 2008 U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Venezuela, and in 2009
he continues his affiliation with the Centro de Estudios del Desarrollo
at the Universidad Central de Venezuela (CENDES-UCV) in Caracas,
studying the political economy of oil in the internal and external
policies of the Bolivarian state. Dr. O’Donnell has often taught at
The New School for Social Research in New York City, where he was also
Visiting Fellow at the Department of Graduate Economics in 2008-09.
Issues in Latin American Development