Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The New Eurasia Energy Landscape

The New Eurasia Energy Landscape

Date : Mon., November 06, 2017 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Category : Conferences/Symposia

Co-Sponsored by The German Marshall Fund, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Foreign Policy Research Institute



The New Eurasia Energy Landscape

Monday, November 6, 2017, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The German Marshall Fund of the United States.
1744 R St. NW, Washington, DC 20009



By some measures, Eurasia’s energy landscape has changed more in the past several years than in the previous several decades. The price of oil remains at half its level of four years ago, and shows no sign of increasing. Natural gas is now just as easily transported by ship as by pipeline, opening new possibilities for obtaining gas supply. The pipeline network within Europe and between the EU and its neighbors is also in flux, thanks both to new pipeline projects such as TurkStream and Nord Stream II as well as to new interconnectors between EU member states. Demands for decarbonizing the energy supply is driving big shifts in the types of energy in use.

This conference will examine these trends through three different lenses. The first session will examine the recent efforts, supported by the US and the EU, to reform energy sectors in Black Sea states, notably but not exclusively in Ukraine and Georgia. Second, a panel of experts will discuss the ever-shifting energy politics of the broader Eurasia region, from Central Asia to the Black Sea and beyond. Finally, the conference will feature a discussion between Douglas Hengel, Senior Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund, and Jonathan Elkind, former Assistant Secretary for the Office of International Affairs, Department of Energy. The discussion will focus on the future of US strategy for energy security in Eurasia.


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Topics and Speakers


11/06/2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

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Welcoming Remarks

11/06/2017 - 9:20 a.m. to 9:25 a.m.
Jonathan D. Katz

Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund

Maia Otarashvili

Research Fellow, Eurasia Program Manager, FPRI - Eurasia Program

The US, the EU, and Energy Sector Reforms in the Black Sea Region

11/06/2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Steven Burns

USAID E&E Bureau Director of Energy and Infrastructure

Will Polen

Senior Director, United States Energy Association

Janez Kopač

Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, The Energy Community

Jonathan D. Katz


Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund

New Dynamics of Pipeline Politics in Eurasia

11/06/2017 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ed Heartney

Acting Director of the Office of Europe, the Western Hemisphere, and Africa in the Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State

Robert Scher

Head of International Affairs, BP America

Mamuka Tsereteli

Senior Fellow, Central Asia Caucasus Institute at AFPC

Svante E. Cornell


Director, Central Asia Caucasus Institute at AFPC


11/06/2017 - 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Lunch Roundtable: US Strategy for Energy Security in Eurasia

11/06/2017 - 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Jonathan Elkind

former Assistant Secretary for the Office of International Affairs, Department of Energy

Douglas Hengel

Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund

Chris Miller


Director of Research, Eurasia Program, Foreign policy Research Institute

Closing Remarks and Adjournment

11/06/2017 - 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Register Deadline

Mon., November 6, 2017