Dr. Suzanne Loftus
Dr. Suzanne Loftus obtained her doctorate in International Studies from the University of Miami. During and after her studies, she taught a number of courses in International Relations and Foreign Policy including Organized Crime and Security in the Americas, US-Latin American Relations and Introduction to International Studies.
Her publications include a variety of book chapters on Russian-Western relations and the European security environment in volumes such as The Routledge Handbook of Russian Security (2019) as well as her own book entitled Insecurity and the Rise of Nationalism in Putin’s Russia – Keeper of Traditional Values (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
While working at the University of Miami, Suzanne and her colleagues led the “Energy Security Initiative,” a yearly conference and book project on international oil and renewable energy trends after the fall in the price of oil in 2014. She was the main editor in the last volume entitled After the Fall: Energy Security, Sustainable Development, and the Environment (Lexington Books, 2018).
Prior to her career in academia, Suzanne worked at the United Nations and in the private sector in Geneva, Switzerland where she also obtained her Master’s degree in Business Management. Suzanne is currently a Professor of National Security at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Along with her native English, she speaks French, Spanish and Russian.