Please join the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, Europe Center, and GeoEconomics Center on Monday, March 14, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. EST for a fireside chat with H.E. Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice-President, to discuss transatlantic cooperation in the area of strategic foresight, including prospects of a new international foresight network between the United States and the European Union.

As Russia wages the war in Ukraine, the US-EU partnership has once again proven to be of crucial importance and the allies have reached a new level of cooperation. Nevertheless, these testing times underline the need to deepen strategic collaboration, particularly in across the areas of energy security and decarbonization. By working together, while being guided by strategic foresight, the US and the EU will be better placed to address geopolitical challenges and security threats.

Commissioner Šefčovič will sit down with Julia Friedlander, C. Boyden Gray senior fellow and director of the Economic Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council GeoEconomics Center, to discuss these challenges and elaborate on his vision for the international foresight alliance. Amb. Richard L. Morningstar, Global Energy Center Founding Chairman and former US ambassador to the European Union, will provide welcoming remarks.

This discussion will take place in a hybrid format, in-person at the Atlantic Council headquarters and over  Zoom, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. To receive the event information, please register on this page to attend in-person and to receive information on attending the discussion live at Atlantic Council headquarters. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to attend the event. If you wish to join the question-and-answer period, you must join in-person or through Zoom.

Opening remarks

A conversation with

H.E. Maroš Šefčovič
Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight

Moderated by

The Global Energy Center promotes energy security by working alongside government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to devise pragmatic solutions to the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape.

Europe Center

Providing expertise and building communities to promote transatlantic leadership and a strong Europe in turbulent times.

The Europe Center promotes the transatlantic leadership and strategies required to ensure a strong Europe.

At the intersection of economics, finance, and foreign policy, the GeoEconomics Center is a translation hub with the goal of helping shape a better global economic future.