Energy leadership summit in Athens in June


The University of Piraeus Department of European and International Studies, the Transatlantic Leadership Network and Tsomokos SA are partnering to launch the first Annual Energy Leadership Summit in Athens this summer.

The summit, that will take place in June, was announced last week by University of Piraeus professor Athanasios Platias and Transatlantic Leadership Network Senior Executive Vice President Sasha Toperich at a TLN conference in Washington.

The event will be organized under the auspices of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos and in association with the Ministry of Environment and Energy in Greece.

The announcement was made during a conference last week titled “Mediterranean Basin: Opportunities and Obstacles,” in which diplomats, US government officials, and think tank experts noted the importance of a strong US–Greek bilateral relations in the energy sector.

Panelists and speakers included Joseph Uddo III, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of International Affairs at the US Department of Energy, Lena Argiri, the Washington Correspondent of the Greek Public Broadcaster ERT, Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council, Petros Liacouras, Athanasios Platias, and John Paravantis professors in the Department of International and European Studies in the University of Piraeus.

The event was organized by the Transatlantic Leadership Network at the US Capitol.