Sanam S. Haghighi obtained her PhD from the law department of the European University Institute in the field of energy security and EU external relations. She was previously educated at McGill University and New York University where she concentrated on international business law and comparative jurisprudence. She acted for two years as a consultant for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) where she assisted the organization in analyzing energy-related international policies in general and the WTO and EU policies in particular. She was also a research assistant of Prof. Giacomo Luciani at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) where she contributed to the EUROGULF Project by undertaking the analysis of the relevance of the Energy Charter Treaty for the countries of the GCC. She has also published articles on domestic energy pricing and the law of the WTO, on Energy Charter Treaty, and on the implications of joining the Energy Charter Treaty for the energy sector of Iran. She currently works at the 'supply and trading' department of ECONGAS in Vienna.
Her book entitled "Energy Security: the External Legal Relations of the European Union with Major Oil and Gas Producing Countries" was published by Hart publishing in August 2007.
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