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HCSS launches Energy Transition Program

May 17th 2018 - 18:30

There may be no factor more influential and less understood in contemporary geopolitics than the revolutions in conventional and renewable energy.

Launched this Spring, the HCSS Energy Transition Program provides custom-made research on multi-speed geopolitical challenges in international energy markets. These challenges include climate change, the socio-economic effects of new energy technologies, shifting energy business models, and the national energy security implications of these changes. 

Please download our brochure for further information.

Jan Braun is a Strategic Analyst at HCSS. His research focuses on international energy markets, climate policies as well as the strategic consequences, risks and opportunities for state and non-state actors in the global energy transition. Jan has studied in Maastricht, Durham and Edinburgh and holds degrees in International Relations (MA) and Political Science & Economics (PhD-magna cum laude). He completed his PhD at Osnabrück University on legislative decision-making in EU climate and energy policy in a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research network on institutional cooperation in the European Union.
Lucia van Geuns is an experienced energy professional who held research positions at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP) after a career with Royal Dutch Shell (1980- 2002). She has a background in geoscience, petroleum engineering, economics & planning. Her research focuses on international energy market developments, energy transition issues and climate change policies. In her present role, she is a frequent speaker on (international) energy markets for various public and private stakeholders.
Katarina Kertysova is a strategic analyst at HCSS. She holds a degree in International Relations and French from the University of St Andrews, after which she pursued security studies at Sciences Po Paris and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).