Open lecture: Dr. Frank Umbach, Center for European Security Strategies (CESS).

Dr. Frank Umbach, a distinguished researcher at the Center for European Security Strategies (CESS) will hold an open lecture at University of Stavanger, 02 June (10.15-11.30).

European Energy security and climate policies - Implications for Norway, the EU and its enhanced strategic energy partnership

Dr. Umbach will address the energy challenges facing Europe - mitigating climate change and securing energy supply.  Norway plays an important role for energy security in Europe and will probably also play an important role in the future.  What are the implications for Norway in an enhanced integrated European energy policy and EU climate policy?

The lecture is an open event but with specially invited guests from academia, industry, politics and others. Dr. Frank Umbach will give a talk of approx 45 minutes followed by questions and comments.  

Date:  02. June, 2010

Where: University of Stavanger (UiS), Arne Rettedals hus, 4th Floor, T-401

Time: 10.15- 11.30 

If you would like to attend this lecture please register:


About CESS:

The Centre for European Security Strategies (CESS) supports public, private and multinational decision-makers with the development of scenarios and expertise to meet strategic threats. Using flexible expert and partner networks, CESS compiles answers to the strategic questions of its clients at the interfaces between the vulnerability of central functional areas and a growing risk exposure. In a holistic approach CESS provides the development of scenarios, concepts, capabilities and structures for governments and enterprises to gain strategic capacity to act. (See:,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/lang,english/).



Dr. phil. Frank Umbach


·   Energy, Foreign und Security Policies in Russia, the Caspian Region, Asia-Pacific (i.e. China and Japan), EU and Germany – i.e. energy (supply) security, energy foreign policy, geopolitical risks, global energy challenges as well as maritime security issues.

·   Since Feb. 2007 official advisor of the Lithuanian Government in regard to international energy security;

·   2008, inter alia, a member of two high-ranking transatlantic expert groups on energy security;

·   since December 2009, a member of a track-two expert group on the future NATO-Russia relations, organized by the East-West-Institute in Brussels.

·   Since 2003 Co-Chair des European Committee of the Council for Security Co-operation in Asia-Pacific (CSCAP-Europe), the most important regional „Track Two-Diplomacy“-institution for security policies in Asia-Pacific.


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