James English


James English received his B.A. from the College of William & Mary and is currently conducting graduate research in the History Department at Texas Christian University (TCU). Mr. English is examining the role of U.S. oil companies in the physical and ideological transformation of the Middle East from the industry’s first concessions in 1927 up to the formation of OPEC in 1960. In addition to his graduate studies, Mr. English also serves as an International Advisor to TCU and recently helped co-author the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan - Global Citizenship 2020:  A Plan for Comprehensive Internationalization at TCU.  Prior to his arrival at TCU in 2009, Mr. English worked in the private sector for twenty years, initially in international sales and most recently as a Director of Contract Administration.  He has travelled extensively throughout the world and currently serves as an Advisor to Haiti’s Secretary of State for the Integration of People with Disabilities. Mr. English recently co-authored two book chapters, as well as two journal articles on China’s energy relations with the Middle East. 

Phone: (817) 257-4923

Email: James.English@tcu.edu


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