Past Event

Energy with a War Next Door: Europe’s Balancing Act

April 28, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr., New York, NY 10027

No one knows how or when Russia’s war in Ukraine will end, but already it has left indelible marks on the energy and climate policies of the European Union. Europe intends to restrict Russian energy imports over the course of 2022, and may move away from them entirely in the longer term. As pressure builds on governments, energy providers, and consumers, the Center on Global Energy Policy will host a fireside chat with the European Union’s Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, to discuss Europe’s plans to manage the current crisis. 


  • Jason Bordoff, Co-Dean, Columbia Climate School, and Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA


  • Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy, European Commission


This event will be hosted in person in New York City and live streamed via Zoom. Please note: Current Columbia University affiliates (staff, students, and faculty only) who attend in person will be required to show their CUIDs and green passes at the door. Non-Columbia University affiliates will be required to show a government-issued ID and proof of vaccination and complete a symptom attestation form upon arrival.

Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Natalie Volk ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].

Contact Information

Center on Global Energy Policy