Webinar Title: The Geopolitics of Energy: Forging a Transatlantic Approach Toward the Global Gas Crisis?


Following Germany’s pivotal federal election in September, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s departure has coincided with a surging energy crisis caused by a series of market, geographic, and political factors resulting in rising gas, oil, and coal prices.

All eyes are now on how Germany’s next government will approach energy policy and the multitude of internal and external energy challenges impacting Europe. The EU has set itself the goal of becoming a climate-resilient society by 2050.

For the near future, however, natural gas will play a role as the cleanest of fossil fuels. Divergences of interest between Berlin and other European capitals have come to the forefront over several issues, including the controversial Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline, burgeoning U.S. LNG exports to Europe, and debate over labeling natural gas (as nuclear power) a green investment in the EU taxonomy.

Amid the disarray, is there room for cooperation among transatlantic partners to overcome the current energy crisis and create long-term solutions?

Together with German, U.S., and Ukrainian experts working on gas and EU policy in Europe and Eurasia, this webinar will examine Germany’s likely stance on this topic and the potential for further transatlantic cooperation in this area moving forward.

Date and Time: November 9, 10:00am-11:00am Washington/16:00-17:00pm Berlin

Link: Register here


Miriam Kosmehl

Senior Expert, Eastern Europe and European Neighborhood

Bertelsmann Stiftung

Laurent Ruseckas

Executive Director, Gas, EMEA

HIS Markit

Mykhailo Gonchar


Center for Global Studies Strategy

Sonja Peterson

Expert, European Climate and Energy Policy

Institut für Weltwirtschaft

Moderated by

Brandon Bohrn
Manager, Transatlantic Relations

Bertelsmann Foundation