Jean-François Seznec is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies. He is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and a scholar at the Middle East Institute. He has lectured extensively on the industrialization and politics of the Gulf. Seznec has 25 years of experience in finance, of which 10 were spent in the Middle East. His latest book, co-written with Samer Mosis and published by Routledge, is “The Financial Markets of the Arab Gulf: Power, Politics and Money.” Seznec holds a MIA from Columbia University, and an MA and Ph.D. from Yale University.