DC Event April 19 — Europe’s Energy Security

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Tuesday, April 19, 6 PM. Thomson Reuters, 1333 H St. NW. Washington DC

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From worries about Russia to the collapse of global energy prices and the rise of renewables, what will Europe’s energy security picture look like in the years to come? This event will be contacted under Chatham House rules.

Peter Apps [moderator] — global affairs columnist, Reuters

Roric McCorristin supports the development of renewable energy as the basis of a sustainable, decarbonized economy. Until recently he was Program Director for “The Transatlantic Energy and Climate Network” at the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Roric spent seven years as a Parliamentary Assistant at the European Parliament in Brussels. He is a graduate of The George Washington University and holds a B.A. in Political Science and German Language and Literature.

Patricia Schouker is an energy analyst based in Washington D.C.
As a member of Chatham House in London, she worked at Le Figaro in Paris and was a parliamentary assistant and attaché at the French National Assembly. While working for a petrochemical company in London she wrote her thesis on U.S Foreign Policy towards Terrorism after 9/11 focusing on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Patricia’s main interests and international research worldwide are within the scope of energy security, global energy market studies and geopolitical risk. She also writes for Pipeline Oil and Gas Magazine in Dubai, Foreign Policy Association Blog and Oxford University’s Department of Politics and International Relations. She often gives interviews for the Swiss Public Broadcast RTS on energy security in the Middle East.
Thomas Lambert entered the Belgian Foreign Service in 1998 before working in the Belgian delegations to the United Nations, World Trade Organization and European Union. Thomas joined the Private Office of the then Belgian Foreign Affairs Minister Karel De Gucht in 2007, as deputy chief of staff, with specific responsibilities on EU policy and trade policy in particular. The year 2009 brought him back to New York for a four year assignment as deputy Permanent Representative for Belgium to the United Nations. And in 2013, he drove down south along the I-95 to take up his position as deputy Chief of Mission at the Belgian embassy to the United States. His first responsibilities are with economic matters, ranging from energy related issues over promoting Belgian interests in the US, to the transatlantic trade negotiations (TTIP).

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