This 60 minute webinar will take place on Friday January 8, 2021, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm EST. This is part of a new SSF webinar series exploring American leadership. Hosted by the Security and Sustainability Forum (SSF) and George Washington University (GWU), this is the fourth webinar in the Leadership in our Time series. This session will feature a discussion between Ditte Juul-Jørgensen Atlantic Council Senior Fellow, Ambassador András Simonyi. Mrs. Ditte Juul-Jørgensen took up the position of Director General for Energy of the European Commission (DG ENER) in August 2019. She joined DG ENER from a position as Head of Cabinet for Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager
Ms. Juul Jørgensen has 27 years of experience in the European Commission. Before serving as Head of Cabinet, she was Director of Legal Affairs and Trade in Goods in the Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade at the World Trade Organization, where she managed European Union policy and negotiations at the WTO and involvement in dispute settlement and trade in goods.
Ms. Juul Jørgensen and Amb. Simonyi will discuss the EU’s Energy Union after the adoption of the European Green Deal with the EU’s goal to become climate neutral by 2050 and the contribution of the Next Generation EU recovery plan to the energy transition, as well as EU-US energy cooperation and the role of U.S. LNG in the European energy security.
The webinar will be kicked off by Dr. Thomas LeBlanc, President of George Washington University, the largest institution of higher education in Washington, D.C., and a preeminent academic and research institution.