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Geopolitics of Energy in the Eastern Mediterranean: Panel 2

Geopolitics of Energy in the Eastern Mediterranean: Panel 2

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Panel Two: Building Effective Cross-Border Energy Relationships

Date: April 15, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:15pm
Location: 1100 New York Avenue, NW 7th Floor, West Tower

Conference Details: The Geopolitics of Energy in the Eastern Mediterranean

Join ASP and our panelists in a discussion about the geopolitics of energy in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The panel will examine the challenges to developing the newfound energy resources in the region. It will look at the challenges of providing energy security as well as how to ensure equity among energy consumers.


Panelist: Sir Michael Leigh

LeighSir Michael Leigh is a Transatlantic Academy Fellow, consultant and senior advisor to GMF. He focuses on European Neighborhood Policy, Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East as well as the future of the EU. He runs a program at GMF on the implications of the gas discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean. In 2006, Leigh became director-general for enlargement with the European Commission after serving for three years as external relations deputy director-general with responsibility for European Neighborhood Policy, relations with Eastern Europe, Southern Caucasus, Central Asia, Middle East, and the Mediterranean countries. He began his current role after more than 30 years in EU institutions, including as a cabinet member for various commissioners and as director in the Task Force for the EU Accession Negotiations. He began his career as assistant professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins University and lecturer in international relations at the University of Sussex.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in political science from MIT.


Panelist: Anne Korin
Anne Korin is co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS). She is an adviser to the United States Energy Security Council and chairs the Set America Free Coalition, an alliance of national security, environmental, labor and religious groups promoting ways to reduce America’s dependence on oil. Korin also chairs the Mobility Choice for a Secure America Coalition, an alliance promoting fiscally responsible, free market oriented approach to expanding competition among transportation modes for the purpose of reducing oil’s strategic value. She appears in the media frequently and has written articles for Foreign Affairs, The American Interest, The National Review, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary Magazine, and the Journal of International Security Affairs. She is co-author of Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century (2009,) Turning Oil into Salt: Energy Independence through Fuel Choice (2009) and Petropoly: The Collapse of America’s Energy Security Paradigm (2012). Ms. Korin appears frequently on Capitol Hill and her advice is sought by members of Congress. Her education includes engineering degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University and work towards a doctorate at Stanford University.


Panelist: Emre Tuncalp


TuncalpEmre has a background in political and economic analysis in emerging markets. He covers a variety of sectors in the Eurasia region with a special focus on energy and trade. Prior to joining Sidar Global Advisors, Emre worked at the German Marshall Fund of the United States on energy geopolitics in Eurasia. Previously, he worked on environmental policy and international trade issues for the Inter-American Development Bank and Centre for European Policy Studies.

Emre holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).



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