The Biden Administration’s Energy and Foreign Policy

A conversation with
Anatol FeyginExecutive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Cheniere Energy
Nopadej Karnasuta,Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President, B. Grimm Power PLC
Benjamin SelfVice President, Mansfield Foundation
Han WenkeSenior Adviser and Research Fellow, Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission

Moderated by
Eunice YoonBeijing Bureau Chief, CNBC


China’s net-zero goal: Global and regional implications

Keynote remarks by
Prime Minister Kevin RuddPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Asia Society; Former Prime Minister, Commonwealth of Australia

A conversation with
Pan JiahuaDirector, Institute of Eco-civilization Studies, Beijing University of Technology; Member of the Academic Board, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Member, National Expert Panel on Climate Change, People’s Republic of China
Amy JaffeResearch Professor and Managing Director, Climate Policy Lab, Tufts University
Todd SternNonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Former US Special Envoy for Climate Change, US Department of State
Zhang XiliangProfessor and Director, Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy, Tsinghua University

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

What China’s march to net-zero emissions means for the world

Chinese President Xi Jinping made a pledge to reach peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. Can China live up to the promises?

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

China Energy & Environment

Innovating the Future: Greentech Innovation Ecosystems

A conversation with
Barbara BurgerVice President of Innovation and President of Technology Ventures, Chevron Corporation
Peter EngelkeDeputy Director and Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council
Ilan GurChief Executive Officer, Activate
Emily ReichertChief Executive Officer, Greentown Labs

Moderated by
Akshat RathiReporter, Bloomberg News; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council


Nuclear beyond power: Hydrogen, heat, and desalination

A conversation with
H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation
Kirsty Gogan, Managing Partner, LucidCatalyst
Seth Grae, President and CEO, Lightbridge Corporation
Simon Irish, Chief Executive Officer, Terrestrial Energy

Moderated by
Shannon Bragg-Sitton, Lead, Integrated Energy Systems, Idaho National Laboratory


Asia’s role in the energy transition (co-hosted with Singapore International Energy Week)

Keynote remarks by
Rida MulyanaDirector General of Electricity, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia

A conversation with
Allard M NooyChief Executive Officer, Infraco Asia Development Pte Ltd
Beni SuryadiManager of Power, Fossil Fuels, Alternative Energy, and Storage, ASEAN Centre for Energy
Masakazu ToyodaChairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Institute of Energy Economics, JapanZhai Yongping, Chief, Energy Sector Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank

Moderated by
Margaret Jackson, Deputy Director for Climate and Advanced Energy, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council


Net-zero pledges: From vision to reality

A conversation with
Luis CabraExecutive Managing Director of Energy Transition, Sustainability, and Technology; Deputy CEO, Repsol
Tim HoltMember of the Executive Board and Labor Director, Siemens Energy
Shinichi KiharaDeputy Commissioner for International Affairs, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
John PearsonChief Operating Officer, Petrofac
Andreas SchierenbeckChief Executive Officer, Uniper

Moderated by
Eithne TreanorManaging Director, E. Treanor Media


The Biden administration’s energy and foreign policy agenda in the Middle East

A conversation with
Ebtesam Al-Ketbi, President, Emirates Policy Center
Amb. Carlos Pascual, Senior Vice President for Global Energy, IHS Markit; Distinguished Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council; Former Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, US Department of State
Brenda Shaffer, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council
William Wechsler, Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council
Amos Yadlin, Executive Director, Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv University

Moderated by
Kirsten Fontenrose, Director, Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, Atlantic Council

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Why Iran could top Biden’s Middle East agenda

Each crisis represents a major US foreign-policy challenge, but all may receive less attention from the new American administration than another pressing issue in the region: Iran’s recent nuclear advances.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Press: S&P Global Platts: Iranian sanctions relief under Biden could strain OPEC+ ties: pane


The role of the Middle East and North Africa in the energy transition

A conversation with
Yousif Al Ali, Executive Director, Masdar Clean Energy
Ahmad Al Khowaiter, Chief Technical Officer, Saudi Aramco
H.E. Hala Adel Al-Zawati, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Caspar Herzberg, President, Middle East and North Africa, Schneider Electric
Jean-François Seznec, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council

Moderated by
Jennifer Gnana, Energy Correspondent, The National


Reimagining the transatlantic energy and climate relationship

A conversation with
Amb. Richard Morningstar, Founding Chairman, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council
H.E. Michał Kurtyka, Minister of Climate and Environment, Republic of Poland
H.E. Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director General for Energy, European Commission

Moderated by
John Defterios, Emerging Markets Editor and Anchor, CNN Business


Delivering energy access in the developing world

Keynote remarks by
H.E. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, Energy Advisor to the Prime Minister, People’s Republic of Bangladesh

A conversation with
Kerry Adler, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, SkyPower Global
Sama Bilbao y León, Director General, World Nuclear Association
Alain Ebobissé, Chief Executive Officer, Africa50
Melanie Kenderdine, Principal, Energy Futures Initiative
Steven Kobos, President and CEO, Excelerate Energy L.P.
Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

Moderated by
Terzah Tippin Poe, Lecturer, Harvard University


America and the world: Energy and security

A conversation with
Helima Croft, Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets
Meghan O’Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director, Geopolitics of Energy Project, The Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Former Deputy National Security Adviser on Iraq and Afghanistan, United States of America
Gen. David Petraeus (USA, Ret.), Partner, KKR; Chairman, KKR Global Institute; Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Moderated by
Andrew Sollinger, Publisher, Foreign Policy

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

The many new ways energy and national security are intersecting

Oil and gas will still play a crucial role in the world’s economy even as clean-energy “electrostates” rise in prominence, and Biden will prioritize the threat of climate change like no president has before him.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Fast thinking: Views of the Inauguration from around the world

A conversation with
Prime Minister Carl Bildt, Former Prime Minister, Kingdom of Sweden
Stephen Hadley, ExecutiveVice Chair, Atlantic Council; Former National Security Advisor to the President of the United States
Secretary Ernest Moniz, President and CEO, Energy Futures Initiative; Former US Secretary of Energy
Minister Ana Palacio, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Spain
The Rt. Hon. Lord George Robertson, Member, International Advisory Board, Atlantic Council; Former Secretary General, NATO

Moderated by
Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

FAST THINKING: Five big takeaways from Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Joe Biden’s inaugural address was a call for unity—and also resilience. What did the speech signal about where his presidency is headed? Here’s key takeaways from five leading experts on international affairs.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Elections

Transcript: A global view of Joe Biden’s inauguration


The energy implications of the Abraham Accords: A conversation with H.E. Yuval Steinitz

A conversation with
H.E. Yuval SteinitzMinister of National Infrastructure, Energy, and Water, State of Israel

Moderated by
Hadley GambleReporter and Anchor, CNBC


Rebuilding Libya’s energy sector: A conversation with Mustafa Sanallah

A conversation with
Mustafa Sanalla, Chairman, National Oil Corporation, State of Libya

Moderated by
Helima Croft, Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets


Nuclear innovation: Projections for the next decade

A conversation with
Caroline CochranCo-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Oklo
Chris LevesquePresident and CEO, TerraPower
Daniel PonemanPresident and CEO, Centrus Energy Corporation
Rumina VelshiPresident and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Moderated by
Jackie KempferSenior Policy Advisor, Climate and Energy Program, Third Way; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council


Global trade and the energy transition

A conversation with
George David Banks, Chief Strategist for the Minority, Policy, & Communications, Climate Select Committee, US House of Representatives
George Frampton, Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council
Deborah Lehr, Vice Chairman and Executive Director, Paulson Institute
David Livingston, Senior Analyst, Eurasia Group; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council
Jean-François Tremblay, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, Canada

Moderated by
Amb. Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs


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