Lecture “Energy, Climate Change & Comprehensive Security in the EU-Russia-US relations” (IIR, Czech Republic)

Lecture: “Energy, Climate Change & Comprehensive Security in the EU-Russia-US relations,” 5th of April 2019, IIR Prague

Centre for Energy Policy, IIR along with Center for Security Studies Department of International Relations and European Studies and Department of Security Studies, MUP cordially invite you to attend a public lecture entitled: Energy, Climate Change & Comprehensive Security in the EU-Russia-US relations. Energy security is typically understood as either security of supply (“EU perspective”) or security of demand (“Russian perspective”).

The lecture will discuss future relations between the EU, Russia as well as the USA via the prisms of spatialities, geoeconomics and commodity chains of different energy sources in the EU – Russia energy constellation. Changing global climate is the contextual factor that compels to incorporate the perspective of comprehensive security into the traditional energy-security considerations, but it also opens avenues for mutually beneficial foreign relations. The lecture ponders possibilities to move from the asymmetric “energy as a weapon” perspective to a symmetric “energy as a tie“.

More information is available here.