Please join the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative (SFI) of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, in partnership with the Government of Sweden, for the first workshop in 2014 of the Transatlantic Partnership for the Global Future series. On Monday, June 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Atlantic Council headquarters, we will convene a group of experts and officials to discuss how the development of shale gas and, specifically, tight oil are changing US strategic priorities and signaling a shift in global power through the energy markets.

As shale gas and tight oil become ubiquitous and more cost effective to access, global energy markets will be shaken in unprecedented ways. The United States will be a leader in shale oil production in the coming years, while it’s unclear how quickly China can develop its vast shale deposits. Russia may be the big loser as the United States and others ramp up their shale oil production. All the while, the EU remains reluctant to lean into this energy revolution due to concerns with severe environmental consequences.

Launched in 2013, the Transatlantic Partnership for the Global Future brings together experts from government, business, academia, and the science and technology community to address how trends in society, economy, and technology will impact the transatlantic and global communities in the future.