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An Emerging Energy Alliance: Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean

Experts from Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean will discuss opportunities to meet European energy needs with supplies from the Western Hemisphere.

10:00 to 11:00 am ET

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Central European Time

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Overview

Please join the Council of the Americas and the Bertelsmann Foundation for a Zoom discussion on the emerging opportunities to meet urgent and projected European energy needs with supplies from Latin America and the Caribbean. This all-virtual, joint public program will feature experts from Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean offering views on the potential for partnership and how it might emerge.      

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has exposed Europe’s acute reliance on Russia for energy. As the Northern Hemisphere prepares for winter, diversification is required. Beyond the United States and Canada, what is the role of the Western Hemisphere in addressing European requirements? What could it aspire to be? With ample conventional reserves as well as a significant endowment of cleaner energy resources, Latin American and the Caribbean can become a critical part of the longer-term solution. The question becomes: what is required for partnership to become reality?

Please join us for what promises to be a timely, actionable conversation. 

Speakers

  • Vickram Bharrat M.P. , Minister of Natural Resources, Republic of Guyana
  • Cornelius Fleischhaker, Senior Country Economist, The World Bank
  • Miriam Kosmehl, Senior Expert, Eastern Europe and EU Neighbourhood, The Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Shahin Vallé, Head, Geo-Economics Program, German Council of Foreign Relations
  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)

Additional speakers to be confirmed.

To register for the Zoom: dcprograms@as-coa.org

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Speakers

Vickram Bharrat
Minister of Natural Resources, Republic of Guyana

Mr. Vickram Bharrat was born in Berbice, Region 6 and attended the New Amsterdam Multilateral Secondary School. His academic achievement includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Guyana and is qualified in the area of Public Management with a wealth...

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Cornelius Fleischhaker
Senior Country Economist, The World Bank

Cornelius Fleischhaker is a senior economist with the World Bank, covering macroeconomics and public finance in Angola and Sao Tome and Principe. In this role he leads budget support operations in both countries as well as analytical work on government expenditures, debt...

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Miriam Kosmehl
Senior Expert Eastern Europe and European Neighbourhood, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Miriam Kosmehl has been Senior Expert in the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Europe’s Future Program since 2017 working on the Eastern Partnership region from Berlin. Prior to that, she headed the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung’s office for Ukraine and Belarus 2012-2017. Previous positions...

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Shahin Vallée
Head, Geo-Economics Program, German Council on Foreign Relations

Shahin Vallée is head of DGAP’s Geo-Economics Program. Prior to that, he was a senior fellow in DGAP’s Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies.


Until June 2018, Vallée was a senior economist for Soros Fund Management, where he worked on a wide range of...

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Eric Farnsworth
Vice President, AS/COA, Washington DC Office

Eric Farnsworth is vice president of the Council of the Americas and Americas Society, heading the Washington, DC, office since 2003. The organization is the leading voice on the hemisphere, where the public and private sectors meet to discuss and promote an agenda based on...

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