Russian gas: a geopolitical weapon? Tuesday 15 April
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Date: Tuesday 15 April 2014
Location: Academiegebouw, Domplein, Utrecht
Politically, the European Union supports Ukraine and sanctions Russia. How dependent are we on Russian gas? Is Russian gas a geopoliticial weapon? And how can Europe deal with ongoing and succeeding conflicts with Russia?
YES-DC’s activity on Geopolitics will be held on Tuesday 15th April. It is about to be an exciting evening with interesting speakers from different fields. They will present us their view on the dependence on Russian gas, on EU-Russian politics and on the vision of the Dutch government concerning Russia. This way an in depth evening covering different perspectives on this interesting topic is ensured.
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Huib de Zeeuw wrote an article about the evening. You can read it on the website of De Correspondent: Poetin heeft gelijk: Europa wil Oekraïne helemaal niet redden
The timeline for the evening will be as follows:
19.00 Welcome with coffee and tea
19.30 Introduction YES-DC on the topic
19.40 Daan Terpstra – Senior analyst at Energie Makelaar
20:05 Christian Cleutinx – Independent expert at Clingendael International Energy Programme
20.45 Tessa Terpstra – Focal Point for Energy at Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
21:10 Huib de Zeeuw – Freelance journalist at de Correspondent and de Groene Amsterdammer
22.00 Drinks at Lebowski
About the speakers
Four speakers have been confirmed for this event. Below a short introduction to each of the speakers.
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Daan Terpstra is an energy consultant who supports large energy consumers, industrial as well as business and non profit organisations, in energy trade, risk management and strategy development. He has extensive knowledge on the Dutch and European gas infrastructure. [/message_box]
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Christian Cleutinx, is an international expert in energy security, diplomacy and international dialogues with over 30 years of experience in geopolitics, international relations and energy with a special emphasis on Russia and the United States. [/message_box]
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Tessa Terpstra works for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on energy related topics. Her focus is on human rights and geopolitics, and she has extensive knowledge on the Dutch foreign policy. [/message_box]
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Huib de Zeeuw is a freelance journalist and part of the ‘Energiegroep’ at de Correspondent. The Energiegroep reports on the topic of energy and investigates why the energy transition is such a struggle. [/message_box]
The Academy building can be reached by foot (10 minutes walk from Central Station), bus (bus 2, at stop ‘Domplein’) and by car (nearest parkinglot ‘P Springweg’).