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Keynote Lecture on Geopolitics and the future of energy and natural resources, and Policy Roundtable: Geopolitics and the future of energy and natural resources

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  • Tue 22 Oct 2019 14.30 - 17.30
  Add to Calendar 2019-10-22 14:30 2019-10-22 17:30 Europe/Paris Keynote Lecture on Geopolitics and the future of energy and natural resources, and Policy Roundtable: Geopolitics and the future of energy and natural resources

The Keynote Lecture on Geopolitics and the future of energy and natural resources MEDirections Annual Confernence will be given by Andria Piebalgs, Adviser to the President of Latvia and former Commissioner for Energy (Barroso I) and for Development (Barroso II); part-time Professor, Florence School of Regulation, Robert Schuman Center, European University Institute. The Keynote Lecture will be followed by the Policy Roundtable: Will future transformations of the natural resources sector further threaten stability? These events are part of the MEDirections Annual Confence on Conflicts and Natural Resources in the MENA Region and its Immediate Neighbourhood, taking place in the Theatre on 21-22 October. Everyone is welcome to attend the entire conference or only the Keynote Lecture and Policy Roundtable. **** MEDirections Annual Conference on Conflicts and Natural Resources in the MENA Region and its Immediate Neighbourhood A number of important trends point to the increasing risk of conflicts over natural resources in the MENA region and its immediate neighbourhood in the coming years. These include the growing scarcity of water and land resources in certain countries, increasing competition over control of the production of oil, gas and minerals, and challenges linked to energy transition, security, management and distribution. Local actors and the international community will have to formulate new mechanisms for risk mitigation and conflict resolution, as well as new frameworks for post-conflict intervention. To be effective, these mechanisms will need to be inclusive and to take into account the needs of the various stakeholders concerned. If properly directed, investments in natural resources could also play a positive role in providing development opportunities and ensuring long term stability in the region. The 2019 MEDirections Annual Conference will focus on conflicts over natural resources in the MENA region and its immediate neighbourhood, and the potential of such conflicts to reshape the regional order.

Theatre - Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Theatre - Badia Fiesolana

The Keynote Lecture on Geopolitics and the future of energy and natural resources MEDirections Annual Confernence will be given by Andria Piebalgs, Adviser to the President of Latvia and former Commissioner for Energy (Barroso I) and for Development (Barroso II); part-time Professor, Florence School of Regulation, Robert Schuman Center, European University Institute. The Keynote Lecture will be followed by the Policy Roundtable: Will future transformations of the natural resources sector further threaten stability? These events are part of the MEDirections Annual Confence on Conflicts and Natural Resources in the MENA Region and its Immediate Neighbourhood, taking place in the Theatre on 21-22 October. Everyone is welcome to attend the entire conference or only the Keynote Lecture and Policy Roundtable. **** MEDirections Annual Conference on Conflicts and Natural Resources in the MENA Region and its Immediate Neighbourhood A number of important trends point to the increasing risk of conflicts over natural resources in the MENA region and its immediate neighbourhood in the coming years. These include the growing scarcity of water and land resources in certain countries, increasing competition over control of the production of oil, gas and minerals, and challenges linked to energy transition, security, management and distribution. Local actors and the international community will have to formulate new mechanisms for risk mitigation and conflict resolution, as well as new frameworks for post-conflict intervention. To be effective, these mechanisms will need to be inclusive and to take into account the needs of the various stakeholders concerned. If properly directed, investments in natural resources could also play a positive role in providing development opportunities and ensuring long term stability in the region. The 2019 MEDirections Annual Conference will focus on conflicts over natural resources in the MENA region and its immediate neighbourhood, and the potential of such conflicts to reshape the regional order.


Location:
Theatre - Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
School of Transnational Governance

Type:
Conference

Organiser:
Virginie Collombier (Middle East Directions Programme, EUI)
Luigi Narbone (School of Transnational Governance & Middle East Directions Programme, EUI)
Christopher Frattina della Frattina (Middle East Directions Programme, EUI)

Discussant:
Luigi Narbone (School of Transnational Governance & Middle East Directions Programme, EUI)

Speaker:
Andris Piebalgs (Adviser to the President of Latvia, former EU Commissioner for Energy)

Contact:
Chiara Tarasco - Send a mail

Attachment:
Programme

Links:
MEDirections Annual Conference - Information & Registration

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