ESC-YLS Colloquium #3: Future of Geopolitical Europe in a World of Energy Dependency
Anatole Boute (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Kong Chyong (Columbia University)
Discussant: Danae Azaria (NYU)
Chair: Isabela Mares (Yale)
Anatole Boute is a law professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, specialising in energy, climate, and investment law. He is the author of Energy Security along the New Silk Road (CUP 2019) and Russian Electricity and Energy Investment Law (Brill Nijhoff 2015), and is a member of the IBA Academic Advisory Group on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure Law. He was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2009, and regularly assists development banks, governments, and investors on questions of energy and climate regulation. His research on the energy crisis has garnered attention from media outlets including CNBC, Al Jazeera, CGTN, and the Financial Times.
Dr Kong Chyong is an energy economist and policy analyst with a strong background and more than 15 years of experience applying economics and operational research methods to energy and climate policy questions. Kong’s research interests include energy system economics and modelling to understand deep decarbonisation pathways and large-scale power and global gas market modelling. He also works on the economics and geopolitics of Russian natural gas exports, focusing on Russo-Ukrainian bilateral relations and impacts on Europe and global gas markets. Kong holds a PhD in Energy Economics and Policy and an MPhil in Technology Policy from the University of Cambridge. Before his studies at Cambridge University, Kong was a researcher at the National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine.
Dr Danae Azaria is Associate Professor of Public International Law at the Faculty of Laws, University College London (UCL), and the Principal Investigator of the ‘State Silence’ project funded by a Grant of the EU’s European Research Council. She is a laureate of the Guggenheim Prize in Public International Law (2017) for her monograph ‘Treaties on Transit of Energy via Pipelines and Countermeasures’ (OUP), the Book Reviews editor of the British Yearbook of International Law, Co-Rapporteur of the ILA Committee on Submarine Pipelines and Cables, and member of the ILA Committee on Use of Force by Invitation. She is a member of the Advisory Panel of Public International Law of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and has held prestigious fellowships including currently as Senior Global Hauser Fellow at NYU Law School (2023-2024), and previously as Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School (2023) and Senior Humboldt Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Humboldt University Berlin, 2019-2021). In addition to her scholarship on international energy law and State responsibility, she has written widely in the field of international law, inter alia on the International Law Commission, the law of treaties, law of the sea, the intersection between trade and security, and acquiescence.
Isabela Mares specializes in the comparative politics of Europe. Professor Mares has written extensively on labor market and social policy reforms, the political economy of taxation, electoral clientelism, reforms limiting electoral corruption. Her current research examines the political responses to antiparliamentarism in both contemporary and historical settings.
Part of a colloquium series on the future of European integration co-organized by Yale’s European Studies Council and the Yale Law School European Law Association.
Event will be in person and on Zoom.
Visit the ESC-YLS Colloquium Series page to learn more about all of the events: https://europeanstudies.macmillan.yale.edu/events/esc-yls-colloquium-series