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Eugene Gholz, PhD Biography

Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"

“The coming decades may present serious energy-related challenges to the world. Global warming may require collective action on a global scale to reduce emissions, a daunting task. Furthermore, even though oil is nowhere near running out, the world’s growing demand for energy and the finite nature of the petroleum reserves suggest that in the long term petroleum prices will rise. People will
therefore need to develop alternative energy sources to supplement the energy reaped from current sources.”

“Energy Alarmism: The Myths That Make Americans Worry About Oil,” published on, Apr. 5, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, 2017-present
  • Professor of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, 2005-2017
  • Senior Fellow, Robert S. Strauss Center For International Security and Law
  • Associate Editor, Security Studies
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Independent Institute’s Center on Peace and Liberty
  • Professor, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky, 2000-2005
  • Research Associate, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999-2000
  • Instructor, George Mason University Institute of Public Policy, 1998-1999
  • Research Fellow, Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University, 1997-1998
  • Consultant, US Navy
  • Consultant, US Joint Forces Command
  • Consultant, Pentagon Office of Net Assessment
  • PhD, Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000
  • BS, Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
  • BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
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Quoted in:
  1. Is Global Oil Production at (or Past) Its Peak?