Mr. Samuel Willner

SAM2018Research Interests: Middle East economic history, Energy security, Saudi Arabia, Oil policy

Room no: 2308

Building: Eshkol Tower

Floor: 23rd

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Mr. Samuel Willner is a Research Fellow at the Ezri Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies specializing in the Middle Eastern history and Saudi Arabia, energy security and strategy, and environmental economics. Samuel comes from Finland where he did his Master of Science degree in Economics. He is currently working on his PhD project at the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, the University of Haifa.

Education:

PhD Candidate

2015-

Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Haifa

M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration

2007-2008

Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration

2003-2007

Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

Publications:

Willner, Samuel. “The 1975 Congressional Feasibility Study on ‘Oil Fields as Military Objectives’: U.S.–Saudi Arabian relations and the repercussions of the 1973 Oil Crisis”, The Journal of the Middle East and Africa. 2018, 9:2, 121-136.

Willner, Samuel. “Maritime navigation, energy security, and peace dividend: Exploring the historic developments of the Dead Sea conveyance project”, The Journal of the Middle East and Africa, 2017, 8:1, 113-127.

Willner, Samuel, Clive Lipchin and Zvika Aloni, “Salt storms, sinkholes and major economic losses: Can the deteriorating Dead Sea be saved from the looming eco crisis?” Negev, Dead Sea and Arava Studies, 2015, 7:2, 1-11.

Willner, Samuel, "Hydropower and pumped storage in Israel – The energy security aspect of the Med-Dead project", Negev, Dead Sea and Arava Studies, 2014, 6, 90-98.

Willner, Samuel, Clive Lipchin, Shira Kronich, Tal Amiel, Nathan Hartshorne and Shae Selix, A Pre-Feasibility Study on Water Conveyance Routes to the Dead Sea, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies 2013.

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