Jack Anderson

Masters Student

Member Of:
  • School of Public Policy
Overview

Jack Anderson is a candidate for the M.S. in Cybersecurity at Georgia Tech. A native of New York, he pursued his undergraduate studies at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA. There he devised an independent course of study and graduated with a B.A. in Geopolitics of Central Asia. His curriculum incorporated coursework from the Geology, Economics and Politics departments at W&L with study abroad at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, language studies at the Azerbaijan University of Languages and thesis research at the American University of Central Asia. He was a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholar in Azerbaijan.

Mr. Anderson is an expert in matters of international security and has previously worked with the U.S. Army War College on training Interagency Policy Committee and Principals Policy Committee members (who advise the U.S. National Security Council) on crisis preparedness. He has authored numerous essays on matters of national security, geopolitics and energy security. Mr. Anderson was an invited keynote speaker at the Central Eurasia Studies Society's annual global conference held in Washington, DC in 2015, where he presented a new game theory model for understanding the contemporary Uzbek regime's threats against its neighboring countries over access to water resources. 

Prior to his arrival at Georgia Tech, Mr. Anderson worked full time at FTI Consulting in Washington, DC, as a member of the Energy & Natural Resources team within FTI's Strategic Communications division. He has primarily advised international energy projects on matters pertaining to trade, security and economic santions. He was an external advisor to Saudi Aramco on its preparations for an initial public offering (IPO) in 2016 and 2017. Mr. Anderson has also coordinated efforts to reform financial regulations in the United States as they pertain to corporate governance and shareholder rights at public companies. 

Faculty Advisor:
Milton L Mueller
Education:
  • B.A, Washington & Lee University
Awards and
Distinctions:
  • Johnson Scholar, Washington & Lee University
  • Schlegel Scholar, Washington & Lee University
  • US Dept. of State Critical Language Scholarship - Azerbaijani, 2013
  • US Dept. of State Critical Language Scholarship - Azerbaijani, 2014
Areas of
Expertise:
  • Azerbaijan
  • Central Asia
  • Climate Change
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Energy
  • Eurasia
  • Financial Communications
  • Foreign Policy
  • Fracking
  • Gas
  • Geopolitics
  • Glass Lewis
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Initial Public Offering
  • Institutional Shareholder Services
  • Investor Relations
  • IPO
  • Iran
  • LNG
  • Nuclear Power
  • Nuclear Proliferation
  • Oil
  • Petroleum
  • Proxy Advisory Firms
  • Proxy Ballot
  • Proxy Contests
  • Public Affairs
  • Qatar
  • Renewable Energy
  • Russia
  • Sanctions
  • Saudi Arabia
  • SEC Rule 14(a)-8
  • Securities
  • Securities & Exchange Commission
  • Shale
  • Shareholder Engagement
  • South Caucasus
  • Strategic Communications
  • The Caucasus
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • USSR
Interests
Research Fields:
  • Agriculture, Health, and the Environment
  • Biological and Chemical Nonproliferation and Counterterrorism
  • Clean Energy
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Energy Economics
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Markets
  • Energy, Climate and Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Environmental Regulations
  • Financing and Subsidies
  • Firm Strategy
  • Global Corporate Finance
  • Global Energy Security
  • Global Nuclear Security
  • Information Programs
  • Information Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Institutional Analysis
  • International Finance
  • International Trade
  • International Trade Policy
  • International Trade Theory
  • Market-based Incentives
  • Political Economy
  • Regional Security Challenges
  • Regulations and Standards
  • Smart Grid
  • U.S. Society and Politics/Policy Perspectives
Geographic
Focuses:
  • Arctic and Antarctica
  • Asia (East)
  • Asia (North) / Eurasia
  • Asia (South)
  • Europe
  • Europe (North)
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • United States
Issues:
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Arctic Studies
  • Armed Conflict
  • Conflicts
  • Foreign Policy
  • Governance
  • Infrastructure
  • International Communication
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Internet Studies
  • Media
  • National Intelligence
  • National Security
  • National Strategy
  • Presidential Power
  • Regulation
  • Strategy
  • Terrorism