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WEBINAR: Europe and the New Geopolitics of Energy

With Prof. Ole Gunnar Austvik, Organised by the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

 April 30 2020 - 11:00 -  01:00 CET

The outset for this presentation is the historic Western World’s dependence on imported oil from the Middle East and on natural gas from Russia. As more diversified energy markets emerge, concerns over security-of-energy-supply are changing. The American shale oil and gas revolution makes the self-sufficient in fossil fuels and a net exporter of natural gas. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) make natural gas markets global and diversifies EU imports. Renewable energy, increased energy efficiency, environmental and climate concerns reduce EU dependence on fossil fuels. The new geopolitics of energy changes positions of and relations to oil and gas exporters, and new concerns emerge. Continued common and diverging US-EU positions, and their energy policy implications, will be put ;

About the speaker

Ole Gunnar Austvik is a professor of political economy at Norway University of Applied Sciences - Lillehammer (HiL).  He is also an appointed Senior Fellow at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and has been working with the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), BI Norwegian Business School and Statistics Norway. By education he holds a doctorate in political science from University of Oslo, a Master in Public Adminstration (MPA) from Harvard Kennedy School, and a master in economics () from University of Oslo. Professor Austvik is the author of numerous articles and books regarding international political economy, European integration, global energy economics and policy.

Moderator: Alex Andrione-Moylan (KU Leuven) 

Participation is free and the webinar can be joined from anywhere in the world.



30 Apr 2020 @ 11:00 am

30 Apr 2020 @ 01:00 pm

Duration: 2 hours


Organised by

Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven

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