Marino Auffant

Dominican Republic |  America in the World Consortium Postdoctoral Fellow, Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies


Marino Auffant is an America in the World Consortium postdoctoral fellow at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, he earned his PhD in international history at Harvard University. His research focuses on the international history of the 1970s energy crisis. His book project Petroshock explains the first oil shock’s pivotal role in the transformation of world order in the 1970s, in various realms including energy markets, geopolitical realignments, nuclear proliferation, global finance, and international monetary relations. His dissertation received the Munich Security Conference’s John McCain Dissertation Award and the Harvard History Department’s Harold K. Gross Award in 2023. He also advises governments on great power competition and geostrategic resources, and he is supporting the Dominican Republic in producing its semiconductor nearshoring strategy.

Previously, Auffant served as an Ernest May fellow in history and policy at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, a graduate student associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, a junior scholar at the Kissinger Center’s International Policy Scholars Consortium and Network (IPSCON), and a Hans J. Morgenthau fellow at the Notre Dame International Security Center. He received his PhD (2022) and his BA (2010) at Harvard University, and his MPA (2013) from France’s Ecole Nationale d’Administration. He also had a corporate career as a strategy consultant in Paris, specializing in energy and public services.

Auffant was an event speaker at the Dialogue.

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