On Thursday 30th and Friday 31st of May 2013, the twelfth annual meeting of the Nederlandse Kring voor Wetenschap der Politiek (NKWP) and the Vereniging voor Politieke Wetenschappen (VPW) will take place. This year’s edition is organized by the Department of Political Science at Ghent University. The conference wil ltake place in the Novotol and NH hotels in the historical city center of Ghent.
Sijbren de Jong (Strategic Analyst, HCSS) together with Thijs van de Graaf (Institute for International Studies, University Ghent) will preside over the workshop 'The shifting (geo)politics of energy'.
This workshop invites both empirical and theoretical contributions that investigate recent trends in energy markets and their geopolitical and governance implications. These trends include the Western oil sanctions against Iran, the post-Fukushima outlook for nuclear power, continued fears over proliferation of nuclear weapons, new oil and gas findings in Africa, the US and Latin America, the shale gas revolution, the deadlock in the international climate negotiations, efforts to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, the race for the Arctic, resource nationalism in producer countries, the UN’s campaign to alleviate energy poverty, etc.
More information can be found at the website
of Etmaal 2013