Please join the Energy Academic Group of the US Naval Postgraduate School, Atlantic Council IN TURKEY & Turkey Programs and the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center for the second Black Sea Energy and Security Conference in Washington, DC on Tuesday, May 7, at the Army & Navy Club.

The Black Sea Energy and Security Conference is a part of the ongoing cooperation between Energy Academic Group of the US Naval Postgraduate School and the Atlantic Council’s Atlantic Council in Turkey & Turkey Programs Center.

Panelists and attendees will include policymakers and representatives of Black Sea and greater region countries, including Türkiye, Bulgaria, Romania, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan, as well as US officials; representatives of shipping, energy, logistics and insurance companies; and academics and think-tankers.

The Black Sea region remains an epicenter of critical geopolitical and energy security developments. Developments in the Ukraine-Russia war, especially involving the maritime arena, directly impact global oil and food prices. Trans-Caspian energy and other trade is growing, and some of the new export will reach Europe and world markets via the greater Black Sea. Freedom of the seas is threatened in the Black Sea. Together with the Houthis attacks in the Red Sea, the global regime of freedom of the seas is challenged and to date there has not been a coordinated and successful response by the international community. The conference aims to discuss these important developments.

For more information on the event please email Grady Wilson at

The Atlantic Council in Turkey aims to promote dialogue and strengthen transatlantic engagement with the region through research, programming and high-level discussion forums to address critical issues around energy, economics, business, and security.