The Month of Energy: ENERPO Open Lectures Series
Current trends and challenges of Russian energy politics
March 2019 – 4 lectures
In March 2019, the ENERPO Research Center from the European University at St. Petersburg launches “the Month of Energy”!
International students and young professionals (but not only!) are welcome to join a series of open lectures on Energy politics: each Wednesday at 18:30 during the month of March, a key speaker will give you an interactive lecture and tell more about current trends and challenges of energy politics in Russia and Eurasia. Since climate takes growing importance in our everyday lives, we decided to dedicate two lectures to the issues of sustainable development in Russia, renewable energy and green economy. You would be surprised to learn how much potential there is in the country, and to realize how political this topic can be!
The open lectures will take place in the city center. We take the responsibility to surprise you with the trendiest, coolest places to take a course! Secret soon to be disclosed.
Please, note that you need to register online for EACH lecture you plan to attend. By attending at the minimum 2 lectures, you will receive a CERTIFICATE of “Participation in the interactive course: current challenges of Russian energy politics”. The working language is English.
Special plus: Energy is a fun and trendy topic, and because we want these lectures to be as interesting as possible, after each lecture there will be time for discussion and networking. Our (very nice) team will be present and ready to chat with you or answer your questions relative to the content of the lectures, the school, etc. Snacks will also be waiting for you!
The aim of this lecture is to discuss the security issues of Russian energy: how the Russian state considers energy as a factor of national security, how is this factor used in Russian foreign policy, and how to explain the last shift in Russian energy geopolitics. Nikita Lomagin, Academic Director of the ENERPO MA program in Energy Politics in Eurasia, European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP).
The lecture will expose the challenges of “green” economy thinking in Russia and will answer to the questions of whether it is possible to achieve clean energy in Russia, what is the potential for renewable energies, what is the government’s climate strategy planning especially for the energy sector up to date. Maxim Titov, Director of the ENERPO Research Center, EUSP.
The energy transition has globally become a priority, especially in Europe where the debate has been focusing on the decarbonization of the energy sector. The lecture will discuss how gas is considered as “the future” of a decarbonized energy sector, what are the economic and political implications for Russia, Europe, Asia and the private sector. Irina Mironova, Associate Researcher at the ENERPO Research Center, EUSP.
Russia and its four Caspian neighbors signed a Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea in 2018, yet the important matter of extracting and transporting oil and gas from the Caspian will remain to be settled in the future. The lecture will expose the politics of energy that link Russia and its neighbors in the Caspian, as well as future prospects in the region. Gevorg Avetikyan, Associate Director and Lecturer, ENERPO MA program in Energy Politics in Eurasia, EUSP.
- The ENERPO MA program in Energy Politics in Eurasia is the only Master’s degree program in Russia specifically on the energy affairs in Russia, the post-Soviet space and the Middle East.
- The ENERPO Research Center provides a balanced analysis of the energy challenges faced by governments and companies worldwide, with a specific focus on Russia’s role in the global energy market. Lately, the center has undergone a change in orientation and focuses on energy and climate policy.
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