The Atlantic Council Task Force on Reform of the Global Energy Architecture

April 18, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW
Washington, DC
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Report Launch: The Atlantic Council Task Force on Reform of the Global Energy Architecture

A conversation with:
Neil Brown
Director of Policy and Research
KKR Global Institute

Phillip Cornell
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

David Goldwyn
Chairman, Energy Advisory Group
Atlantic Council


Introduced and Moderated by:
Ambassador Richard Morningstar (Ret.)
Founding Director and Chairman, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council


Please join the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center on April 18 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. for the launch of the Atlantic Council Task Force’s report on reform of the global energy architecture. The report will be presented by task force co-chairs Phillip Cornell, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, and David Goldwyn, chairman of the Atlantic Council Energy Advisory Group. They will be joined by task force member Neil Brown, director of policy and research at KKR Global Institute, and Richard Morningstar, founding director and chairman of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center. Join us to discuss current energy governance challenges, the importance of international and multilateral collaboration, future policy priorities, and the path forward on energy governance for the new US administration. 

 



 

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Neil Brown joined KKR in 2014 and is the director of policy and research of the KKR Global Institute. Previously, Mr. Brown served on the senior staff of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senator Richard Lugar, and as a senior adviser at Goldwyn Global Strategies. He is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and serves on the boards of the Lugar Center, US Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative advisory committee for the US Department of Interior, Merton College Charitable Corporation, and Association of American Rhodes Scholars. Mr. Brown graduated with a BA from Harvard University and an MSc and MPhil from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.

Phillip Cornell is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Center. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Cornell was a senior corporate planning adviser to the chairman and chief executive officer of Saudi Aramco, where he provided market analysis and business development support to the executive management during the implementation of Saudi oil price strategy. In that capacity, he also provided advice to the Royal Court in the context of Saudi economic transition and foreign policy. From 2011-2014 he was special adviser to the executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, responsible for strategic messaging and policy advice to the Executive Office of the IEA. Before joining the IEA, Cornell served with NATO as the senior fellow and director of international programs at the NATO School (NSO) in Oberammergau, Germany, where his policy research focused on NATO and energy security. During that period, he also served on the secretary general's committee in Brussels to develop NATO policy in the area of energy infrastructure security. Cornell has held research positions at the Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey), the Royal United Services Institute (London) and the Center for International Security and Cooperation (Stanford). He holds masters degrees with distinction in international economics (energy focus) and European studies (security focus) from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He received his BA cum laude in international relations from Stanford University.

David L. Goldwyn is chairman of the Global Energy Center's Advisory Group, a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, and president of Goldwyn Global Strategies, LLC, an international energy advisory consultancy. He served as the US Department of State's special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs from 2009 to 2011, reporting directly to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In this position, Goldwyn conceived and developed the Global Shale Gas Initiative and the Energy Governance and Capacity Initiative; led ministerial-level energy dialogues with Angola, Canada, China, India, Iraq, Mexico, Nigeria, and Brazil; and co-chaired a regional biofuels initiative with Brazil. Goldwyn served the US government as assistant secretary of energy for international affairs (1999-2001), counselor to the secretary of energy (1998-99); national security deputy to former US Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson (1997-98); chief of staff to the undersecretary of state for political affairs (1993-97); and an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the State Department (1991-92). Goldwyn served as chairman of the Global Energy and Environment Initiative at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (2008-09) and as a senior associate in the Energy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (2001-09). Goldwyn was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations 2007 Independent Task Force on National Security Consequences of US Oil Dependency and the Council of Foreign Relations Center for Preventive Action task forces on Angola, Nigeria, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Russia.

Goldwyn has taught graduate seminars at Columbia and Georgetown Universities and been a frequent commentator on NPR, CNN, the BBC, and in energy trade newspapers. Goldwyn holds a BA in government from Georgetown University, an MA in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a JD from New York University School of Law.

Richard L. Morningstar is the founding director and chairman of the Global Energy Center at the Atlantic Council. He served as the US ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan from July 2012 to August 2014. Prior to his appointment, since April 2009, he was the secretary of state's special envoy for Eurasian energy. Prior to that, Morningstar lectured at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and Stanford Law School. From June 1999 to September 2001, he served as US ambassador to the European Union. Prior to this, Morningstar served as special adviser to the president and secretary of state for Caspian Basin energy diplomacy, where he was responsible for assuring maximum coordination within the executive branch and with other governments and international organizations to promote United States policies on Caspian Basin energy development and transportation. From April 1995 to July 1998, he served as ambassador and special adviser to the president and secretary of state on assistance for the new independent states of the former Soviet Union. From 1993 to 1995, he served as senior vice president of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Morningstar also served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Costar Corporation from 1990 to 1993, and as president and chief executive officer from 1981 to 1990. He was an attorney with Peabody and Brown (now Nixon and Peabody) in Boston from 1970 to 1981, where he became a partner in 1977. Morningstar served as a commissioner of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (1989–1993). Prior to returning to the government in 2009, he served as director of the American Councils for International Education, a trustee of the Kosovo-America Educational Foundation, and a trustee of the Eurasia Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Morningstar received his BA from Harvard in 1967 and JD from Stanford Law School in 1970.
 

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