Event Reports

The future of Energy Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

by Eleftherios Petropoulos
Leading experts from Greece, Europe and the USA exchange views on the geopolitics of energy and the future of energy supply.

The KAS Greece/Cyprus office and ELIAMEP, the leading Greek institute in the field of foreign relations, organized an online discussion on Thursday, December 10th, 2020 on the topic "The Future of Energy Security in the Eastern Mediterranean". As part of this two-panel event, prominent experts from Greece, Europe and the USA exchanged views on geopolitical and energy supply issues.


Session 1: 17:05-18:05 | The Geopolitics of Energy in the Eastern Mediterranean

- Michael Tanchum, Professor at the Universidad de Navarra; Senior Associate Fellow at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) (Vienna)

- Kirsten Westphal, Dr., Senior Analyst at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) (Berlin)

- Efthymios Papastavridis, Dr., Research Associate at ELIAMEP; Researcher and Part-time Lecturer, University of Oxford; Research Fellow at the Academy of Athens and the Athens PIL Center (Athens)

Session 2: 18:05-19:00 | New Energy Routes for the Eastern Mediterranean

- Nikos Tsafos, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow in the Energy Security and Climate Change Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (Washington DC)

- Maria Gavouneli, Assoc. Professor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Senior Policy Advisor at ELIAMEP (Athens)

- Michalis Mathioulakis, Research Associate at ELIAMEP; Energy Strategy Analyst and Academic Director at the Greek Energy Forum (Athens)

Moderator: Alexandra Voudouri, journalist (external relations) at Athina 9.84fm; Editor at MacroPolis

Working languages: English and Greek (with simultaneous translation)