Talks

Invited talks

English

  • “Current Issues in Global Energy Governance,” Balsillie School, University of Waterloo, Canada, March 14, 2018.
  • “The Stranded Wealth of Nations: Oil Exporters, the Shale Revolution and Climate Policy,” Balsillie School, University of Waterloo, Canada, March 15, 2018.
  • “Fossil fuel subsidies and investments: Recommendations for the upcoming G20 summit,” T20 conference on Green Energy, SIIS, Shanghai, China, February 24-25, 2017.
  • “Green Power Europe? Energy Governance and Low-Carbon Development in the EU,” POLLEN winter school, FUSL, Brussels, Belgium, February 11, 2017.
  • The ultimatum of climate change: re-thinking climate and energy governance,” GCGS annual research day, Ghent, Belgium, October 20, 2016.
  • “Global Energy Governance: Financial Markets, Trade & Investment, and Supply Risk Management,” Atlantic Council, Washington DC, US, October 5, 2016.
  • “Unburnable oil: the geopolitics of oil abundance,” Warwick Business School, UK, January 14, 2016.
  • G7/G8/G20 Energy Governance,” Pre-G7 Summit Conference, Egmont Palace, Brussels, June 2, 2014.
  • G20 and Global Energy Governance,” Shanghai Institute for International Studies, Shanghai, China, May 28-29, 2014.
  • “International Energy Organizations,” Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis, Brussels, March 18, 2013.
  • The EU’s external action: environmental governance and energy security,” 1st Agora Forum, University Foundation, Egmontstraat 11, Brussels, Belgium, February 28, 2013.
  • Energy governance in the European Union: Role of the market,” Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia and Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Double-Tree Hotel by Hilton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 5-6, 2012.
  • “Engaging emerging powers in international cooperation for renewable energy,” Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik and TU Darmstadt, Berlin, Germany, June 21, 2012.
  • Redesigning the global energy architecture,” Global Governance Gaps conference organized by Korea Development Institute (KDI) and Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Hotel Shilla, Seoul, Republic of Korea, June 14, 2012.
  • “The changing global energy landscape: Trends and implications,” Statoil, Mechelen, Belgium, May 2, 2011.
  • “The G8 and G20 as global steering committees for energy: opportunities and constraints,” Lee Kuan Yew School, National University of Singapore, Singapore, May 26-27, 2010.
  • “The G8/G20 and global energy governance,” Lee Kuan Yew School, National University of Singapore, Singapore, October 28-30, 2009.

Dutch

Conference presentations

  • “Energy governance in Belgium.” Workshop on Energy Governance in Europe, Schäder Stiftung, Darmstadt, Germany, November 17-18, 2017.`
  • “Why do some norms take hold? The case of fossil fuel energy consumption” (with M. Blondeel and J. Colgan), ERSS Conference, Sitges, Spain, April 3, 2017.
  • “Institutional Lineages and the Adaptive DNA of International Organizations,” Conference on The Evolution of Institutional Complexes: A Biological Turn in the Study of International Institutions, Université Laval, Québec, Canada, September 30 – October 1, 2016.
  • “Towards a global coal mining moratorium? A comparative analysis of coal mining policies in the U.S., China, India, Indonesia and Australia,” Conference on Fossil Fuel Supply and Climate Policy, The Queen’s College, Oxford, UK, 26-27 September 2016.
  • “Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and Carbon Divestment: An International Norm Perspective” (with M. Blondeel), Workshop on “The Politics of Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Their Reform”, jointly organized by the Stockholm Environment Institute and Lund University,  Stockholm, Sweden, 16-17 June 2016.
  • “Research frontiers in the study of regime complexes and fragmentation,” REFRACT kick-off meeting, VUB, Brussels, Belgium, 25-26 June 2015.
  • “Contradictions in EU-China Clean Energy Relations,” Conference on the EU and emerging powers, European Parliament, Brussels, April 19-30, 2013.
  • “Fragmentation in global energy governance: explaining the creation of IRENA,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA, San Francisco, US, April 3-5, 2013.
  • “The ‘Oil Weapon’ Reversed? Assessing Western oil sanctions against Iran,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA, San Francisco, US, April 3-5, 2013 .
  • “Regime Fragmentation and Interplay Management,” 5th WIRE, Global Environmental Governance, ULB, Brussels, November 9, 2012 (co-authored with Ferdi De Ville).
  • “The ‘Oil Weapon’ Reversed? Assessing the EU-US Oil Embargo Against Iran,” Paper presented at the 11th Policologenetmaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 31 – June 1, 2012.
  • “Institutional Capture and the Creation of Countervailing Organizations: The Case of IRENA,” Paper presented at the International Workshop on The Fragmentation of Global Environmental Governance: Causes, Consequences and Responses, German Development Institute, Bonn, Germany, 29-30 August, 2011.
  • “Institutional Change in the Energy Regime Complex,” Paper presented at the 2nd ULB-UGent Workshop on International Relations, ULB, Brussels, Belgium, May 27-28, 2011 (co-authored with Jeff Colgan and Robert Keohane).
  • “The Capture of Institutions, Domestic Preferences and Institutional Hedging: Explaining the Creation of International Renewable Energy Agency,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA, Montréal, Canada, March 16-19, 2011.
  • “The International Energy Agency and the G8/G20: Causes and Consequences of the Close Interaction Process,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA, Montréal, Canada, March 16-19, 2011.
  • “Institutional Change in the Energy Regime Complex,” Poster presented at the 4th annual conference on The Political Economy of International Organizations, ETH Zurich and University of Zurich, Switzerland, January 27-29, 2011 (co-authored with Jeff Colgan and Robert Keohane).
  • “Explaining Institutional Change in International Organizations: The Case of the International Energy Agency,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA, Hilton Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, USA, 17-20 February, 2010.
  • “Multilateral Energy Governance: EU and US Perspectives on Revising International Energy Treaties,” Paper presented at the Transatlantic Strategy Forum, Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Brussels, 3-4 December, 2009.
  • “Determinants of Institutional Change and Inertia within International Organizations: The Case of the International Energy Agency,” Paper presented at the 8th Politicologenetmaal, Workshop: International organizations: actors, forums, or institutions?, Nijmegen, 28-29 May, 2009 (co-authored with Dries Lesage).
  • “Integrating the BRICs in global energy governance,” Paper presented at UCL séminaire de recherché, Louvain-la-Neuve, December 10, 2007.