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Conflict, Crisis and the Politics of Energy (In)security - 15 September 2022

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The COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have seen energy costs soar for millions and a renewed concern about energy security. At this workshop we will critically examine the political and policy implications of these developments.

  • What is the relationship between geopolitical conflict and uncertainty, and energy (in)security?
  • Might the ensuing chaos inspire countries to reconsider their energy supplies and double down on developing more secure and socio-ecologically resilient sources?
  • Or, will the current crisis hamper the transition to low carbon energy sources?
  • What might energy secure futures look like?
  • How will high energy costs impact politics within nation-states?
  • How do we avoid replicating ‘green colonialism’, and ensure just and equitable transitions in the global race to net zero?

Keynote session: Dr Anna Mikulska, Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.


India Bourke - New Statesman

Professor Jim Watson - UCL

Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh - University of Bath

Dr Christos Zografos - Johns Hopkins University

Dr Caroline Kuzemko - University of Warwick

Kalina Damianova - King's College London

Vilislava Ivanova - E3G

Dr Darrick Evensen - University of Edinburgh

Dr Tomas Maltby - King's College London

Chaitanya Kumar - New Economics Foundation

This will be a hybrid event. A full speaker list and panel details will be announced soon.

At this event

Kalina Damianova

Kalina Damianova

PhD Candidate

Tomas  Maltby

Tomas Maltby

Reader in International Politics

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