Oxford, United Kingdom
Justin Dargin has significant experience in the Gulf energy and power sector, stemming from his work and research in the field. He is an Energy and Environment Scholar at the University of Oxford.
He was a former Research Fellow with The Dubai Initiative at Harvard University, where he won a Harvard award for his ground breaking research into the Gulf energy/power sector. He is also a Fulbright Scholar of the Middle East energy sector. Justin has published over fifty book chapters and articles in such publications as the Middle East Economic Survey, the Oil & Gas Journal, the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies, and the Gulf Research Centre. He is the author of several well regarded books on the Middle East and the energy market.
Before coming to Harvard, he worked at Owens Corning Global Headquarters in the international legal department, as an integral part of the compliance team for adherence to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and in structuring relations with its Saudi Arabian and South African joint ventures. Justin also worked in the legal department at the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), where one of his jobs was advising the senior staff as to the implications of several multilateral initiatives with the WTO and UN.
While at OPEC, he played a role behind the accession of Angola as the organization's twelfth member, a short period after that country's disastrous civil war ended.
Justin was also a researcher at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, where he pioneered the first major substantive work on transnational gas trade in the form of the Dolphin Project. Currently, Justin sits on a variety of boards, such as the board of directors of the non-profit International Energy Foundation, was on the review committee for Fulbright Scholars and, is the Senior Advisor to the European Geopolitical Forum (EGF) on EU-Gulf Energy Relations and is a member of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations as a global energy expert.
He has been featured extensively for his expert opinion on global TV channels such as Al Jazeera, Russia Today and Al Hurra, among other major global channels. He has also been quoted extensively in the International Herald Tribune, the Economist, the Associated Press, and the Middle East Economic Digest, amongst many others. Justin is also trilingual, fluent in Spanish, Arabic and English.