Focus areas: Energy policy coordination, unconventional natural gas extraction, gas market integration, liquefied natural gas, and energy diplomacy
Dr. Tim Boersma is a Senior Research Scholar and Director of Global Natural Gas Markets at the Center on Global Energy Policy. Prior to joining CGEP, Boersma was a Fellow and Acting Director of the Energy Security and Climate Initiative at the Brookings Institution. From 2011 to 2012, he was a Transatlantic Academy fellow in Washington, D.C. In 2014, Boersma co-authored "Want, Waste, or War? The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water, and Minerals", published by Earthscan. In 2015, he published “Energy Security and Natural Gas Markets in Europe: Lessons from the EU and the United States” in the series Routledge Studies in Energy Policy. His research focuses on energy policy coordination, unconventional natural gas extraction, gas market integration, liquefied natural gas, and energy diplomacy. Before starting his career in research, Boersma spent five years in the private sector, working as a corporate counsel to the electricity production sector in the Netherlands. Boersma holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Groningen.