Changing Energy Geopolitics with Notes on the Eurasia Crises

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Tatiana Mitrova
Research Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy and Independent Director


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Dr. Tatiana Mitrova, Research Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University | SIPA and Founder and Director at the New Energy Advancement Hub (NEAH). She is also Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies, Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) and Visiting Professor at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).

She has twenty-five years of experience in dealing with Eurasian and global energy markets. From February 2017 to December 2020, she has been the Executive Director of the Energy Centre of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, a graduate business-school. From 2006-2011 she has been the Head of Research in the Oil and Gas Department in the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

• profound knowledge of the global and FSU energy markets - energy technologies, market organization and corporate strategies.

• 14 years of experience in business education.

• 8 years as Independent Director in the international public energy companies. Currently Dr. Mitrova serves as a board member of SLB.

• Strong focus on ESG and corporate climate strategies.

Dr. Mitrova is a graduate of Moscow State University’s Economics Department. She has more than 200 publications in scientific and business journals and co-authors10 scientific books as well as best-seller “The 8 and 1/2 Steps: How to Live, Love And Work At Full Capacity” (stories of women leaders).


Status of Russia-Ukraine War (Two Years In):

Despite the imposition of "the strictest ever sanctions" in 2022-2023, Russia has managed to redirect energy exports and sustain hydrocarbon revenues rather effectively. There is a broader impact of sanctions on global trade and the emergence of shadow markets. The influence of pariah states and sanctioned entities on international energy trade is raising, as well as the role of OPEC+ activities and BRICS enlargement.

Geopolitical Changes and Instability:

Obviously we should examine the recent geopolitical shifts, including Russia-Ukraine, China-US, and Middle East dynamics. The global geopolitical order is changing, marking new extremely turbulent period. Geopolitics of traditional energy and geopolitics of the energy transition are components of this bigger picture (which includes also AI, military technologies, food and water security, geopolitics of climate change, etc.).

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Date and Time
Jan. 16, 2024, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Live Stream Online (Zoom and YouTube)
Event tags
UT Energy Symposium