Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy at Columbia UniversityColumbia University in the City of New York
Academic Program
IEMP Curriculum
IEMP Courses
Guest Lecturers
Executive and Professional Development Program
Focus: Middle East
Recent Events
Presentations by Faculty
Papers by Faculty
Student Energy Research Fellowship
In the News
Contact Us
Academic Program

Jean Francois Seznec
Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs

Jean-Francois Seznec teaches at both at Columbia University and Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies.   He has 25 years of experience in international banking and finance, ten years of which were spent in the Middle East, including six years in Bahrain.

Dr. Seznec holds a B.A. from Washington College, an M.I.A. from Columbia University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University.  His area of expertise includes the capital markets, banks and regulatory institutions of the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf.   Professor Seznec has shared his insights on Gulf affairs in numerous articles and television and radio appearances, including CNN, C-Span and PBS.   He has published a book and numerous articles on the financial markets of the Gulf and on oil and Islamic banking. A frequent guest and lecturer at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Dr. Seznec serves on the advisory board of Human Rights Watch, the finance committee of the Middle East Studies Association, and the Board of the American Bahrain Friendship Society.

© 2004 CEMTPP