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Kent Moors, Ph.D.

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Political Science

College Hall 506
Phone: 412.396.6481


Ph.D., Political Science, Northern Illinois University, 1976
M.A., Political Science, Univesity of New Hampshire, 1971
A.B., Politics, St, Anselm College, 1970

Kent Moors is Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy at Duquesne University, where he is also Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment.

An internationally recognized expert in oil and gas policy/finance and risk assessment, Dr. Moors is also president of ASIDA, Inc, a global oil and gas consulting firm, and executive managing partner of Risk Management Associates, International, LLP, a global management advisory and training service. He is the founder and editor of The Oil and Energy Investor, a three-time a week advisory, the monthly Energy Advantage and weekly Energy Advantage Portfolio Update, as well as the investment alert services The Energy Inner Circle and Energy Sigma Trader. Dr. Moors is Global Energy Strategist to Money Morning and contributing editor to the two leading post-Soviet oil and gas publications, Thomson Reuters' Russian Petroleum Investor and Caspian Investor. Dr. Moors directs the Russian/Caspian Special Projects Initiative, an electronic network of over 900 specialists in Russia, Central Asia, Europe and North America designed to provide rapid response advisories on developments in the former USSR, and has ongoing agreements to provide specialized advisories to Wall Street analysts, along with investment, hedge fund, capital and asset managers worldwide.



Dr. Moors has advised sixteen world governments (U.S., Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Poland, China, Ecuador, Ghana, Iraq, Kurdistan, Mexico, Nigeria, Bahamas, Morocco and Uganda), governors of several U.S. states, premiers of two Canadian provinces and has been a consultant to private companies, financial institutions, civic movements/organizations and law firms in 28 countries. He has served as an expert witness/consultant to law firms in Chicago, Houston, London, Montreal, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia and Toronto on cases involving a range of issues, including: retail pricing of oil products; crude and oil product contract, trading, representational duties/responsibilities; oil field, petrochemical, transport installation and contract liability; strategic risk assessment planning and application; technical assessment of export taxation; patent infringement; equity and debt valuation; and oil equipment/technology transfer.

He currently serves on the U.S. Department of State (DOS) task force providing oil policy advisories to developing nations worldwide and the DOS Global Shale Gas Initiative, providing advisory services on the policy implications from unconventional gas development.



Dr. Moors has appeared over 1,800 times as a featured television, radio and media commentator in North America, Europe and Russia-including ABC, BBC, Bloomberg TV, Canadian CBC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business Network, NBC and Russian RTV. A prolific writer and lecturer, his over 950 professional/market publications and over 350 private/public sector presentations and workshops have appeared in 44 countries.



-The Vega Factor: Oil Volatility and the Next Global Crisis (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2011)

-Developments in International Syndicated Bank Loan Strategies for Hydrocarbon Exports' (Moscow: Petroleum Management Development Program, Russian Ministry of Energy, 2002, published in Russian)

-Structuring Foreign Participation for Western Credit Agency Approval (Moscow: Petroleum Management Development Program, Russian Ministry of Energy, 2002, published in Russian)

 -Global Debt Market Utilization in Multi-Regional Pipeline Projects' (Moscow: Petroleum Management Development Program, Russian Ministry of Energy, 2002, published in Russian)

 -New Directions in Offshore and Cross-Border Holding Strategies for Oil Trading Ventures' (Moscow: Petroleum Management Development Program, Russian Ministry of Energy, 2002, published in Russian)

 -Expected Revisions in US Policy to Iran: Implications for Caspian Oil and Gas Exporters and Foreign Investors in the Caspian Region (Moscow: RPI, Proceedings of the International Investor-Government Roundtable on Exporting Caspian Oil and Natural Gas, 2001)

 -Developing Black Sea Basin Oil Outlet Strategies: Alternatives to Bosporus Throughput (Istanbul: Turkish Institute of Environmental Protection, Proceedings of the Conference on Black Sea Economic Development, 2001,)

 -The Sustainability of Investment Flows After the European Union Accord: A Buy-Back Contract Model (Moscow/Jacksonville FL: Itera Research Center, Gazprom Natural Gas Conference, 2000)

Reference Materials on Russian Law and Legal Practice, 2 volumes edited (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University School of Law, 1998, revised 1999); Constitution of the Russian Federation and the Russian Civil Code (Parts One and Two), translated and edited (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University School of Law, 1998) [these two publications are the textbooks for the American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited Russian Commercial Law Program held in Moscow and jointly sponsored by the Duquesne University School of Law and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Development's Moscow Institute of International Business]

 -The Failure of Russian Privatization 1992-1994: How the Industrial Nomenklatura Prevented Genuine Reform,' Journal of International Legal Studies 3/1 (Winter 1997), 1-52

-Liquidity Stabilization and the Control of Short-Term Cross-Border Financing: A Sequenced Proposal for Revising Central Bank Letters of Instruction,' Advokat e Finansoviye 3/2 (June/July 1997), 1-36 (published in Russian)

 -Foreign Involvement in the GKO Market and its Impact on the Domestic Investment Potential of Russian Commercial Banks,' Akademika 44 (Moscow: Russian Academy of Sciences, May 1997), 127-164 (published in Russian)

 -A Complete Guide to Russian Capital Markets (Delray Beach, FL: Welt Research, 1997)

-Russian Banking: An Overview and Assessment (Seattle: University of Washington, Treadgold Paper Series, No. 7, 1996)

 -Financial-Industrial Groups as a Primary Determinant in Russian Domestic Investment Strategies,' Proceedings, Fifth World Congress of the International Management Development Association (1996), 14-19

 -Chthonic Themes in Plato's Republic,' Dialogos 55 (1990), 29-37; Politikos: Selected Papers of the North American Chapter of the Society for Greek Political Thought, Volume I, edited (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 1989)

 -Parabaseis and Symbolic Instruction in Plato's Myth of Er,' in Politikos, Vol. I, 154-172, 198-205

 -Deprivation of the Somatic and Erotic in Plato's Republic,' Cithara 28 (1988), 28-32

 -Muthologia and the Limits of Opinion: Presented Myths in Plato's Republic,' Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 4 (1988), 213-247

 -Named Life Selections in Plato's Myth of Er,' Classica et Mediaevalia: Revue Danoise de Phiilologie et d-Histoire 39 (1988), 55-61

 -Note: An Apolline Presence in Plato's Myth of Er?- Bijdragen: Tijdschrift voor filosofie en theologie 49 (1988), 435-437

-An Introduction to the Study of Politics (Lanham, Md., New York, London: University Press of America, 1988)

 -The Argument Against a Dramatic Date for Plato's Republic- Polis 7 (1987), 6-31

 -On Van Parjis and the Evolutionary Explanation in the Social Sciences,' Politics and the Life Sciences 4 (1985), 117-121

 -Equality and Cognition in Plato's Divided Line,' Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica, n.s.16 (1984), 147-157

 -Justice and Philosophy in Plato's Republic: The Nature of a Definition,' Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy 12 (1984), 193-223

 -On Biologizing Political Theory: Some Thoughts on Implications,' Politics and the Life Sciences 2 (1984), 138-141

 -A Current Direction in the Study of Political Philosophy,' Proceedings of the Twelfth World Congress of the International Political Science Association (Ottawa and Marseilles: IPSA, 1983), 144-167

-Platonic Myth: An Introductory Study (Washington: University Press of America, 1982)

-Glaucon and Adeimantus on Justice: The Structure of Argument in Book 2 of Plato's' Republic (Washington: University Press of America, 1981)

 -Modernity and Human Initiative: The Structure of Hannah Arendt's The Life of the Mind,' The Political Science Reviewer 10 (1980), 189-230

 -Leo Strauss and the Classics,' Polis 3 (1980), 28-34

 -Plato's Battle of Megara: Rep. 368A,' Southern Journal of Philosophy 17 (1979), 493-500

 -Plato's Republic on the Study of Politics,' Polis 2 (1979), 19-24

 -Plato's Use of Dialogue,' Classical World 78 (1978), 77-93

-An Analysis of Voter Opinion in Several Chicago Suburban Municipalities, edited (Maywood, Il: Center for Political Information, 1978)

 -Aristophanes' Metrical Irony in Nephelai at 225,' Apeiron 9 (1975), 20-24 [co-authored]

 -akribe logon, abribologei, akribestatos in POLITEIA 340e-341b, 503b,' Apeiron 8 (1974), 31-32 [co-authored]

-A Report on the Possible Annexation of Unincorporated Cook County Territory to the Village of Glenview, Illinois (contracted study published by the local government in advance of an annexation election, 1973)

 -Ten in the Piraeus: Neglected Recipients of Socratic Education,' Cithara 11 (1972), 23-32 [co-authored]