Avraham Shama is an award-winning author. His interest in the effects of Russia’s economic restructuring on U.S. national security policy has led him to work on critical projects for the U.S. State Department, Sandia National Laboratories, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was also employed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, University of New Mexico, Denver University, City University of New York, and the University of Texas.
Professor Shama’s writings have appeared in many journals, such as the Santa Fe Literary Review, The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, and The Jerusalem Post, and were broadcast on the National Public Radio. He is also an Opinion Contributor to The Hill.
He has published five books and numerous articles. His book on Perestroika and his many papers about Russia’s economic restructuring, including their effects on consumers, managers, and policymakers, have become classics among readers around the globe. A consequence of this restructuring has been the rise to power of Vladimir V. Putin, whose support of cyberweapons led to Russian cyberattacks on the Presidential Elections and thousands of companies and institutions in the U.S. since 2016.
Avi was born in Iraq, grew up in Israel, and lives and works in the U.S. He and his family reside in New Mexico.
Avi holds a Ph.D. degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.