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Two guest speakers in global energy politics
Friday 15 March 2019
Prof. dr. Thijs Van De Graaf has invited Dr. Christian Downie and Dr. Jeff Colgan for two guest lectures.

Interview between Dr. Fatih Birol and Prof. Thijs Van de Graaf
Wednesday 6 February 2019
GIIS-fellow Thijs Van de Graaf chaired a session with Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency, during an event in Brussels on February 5th. Topics they discussed include the volatility in oil and gas markets, the energy transition and climate change, and energy policy in Belgium.

Release of report on the Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation
Friday 11 January 2019
Today, the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation launched its report: A New World ( The Commission was convened by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in January 2018. Thijs Van de Graaf served as the lead writer of the report.

Workshop on Tax and Development: The Link between International Taxation, the Base Erosion Profit Shifting Project and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
Friday 21 December 2018
The workshop will address the link between international taxation, the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (BEPS), the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Medium-Term Revenue Strategy (MTRS) concept. During this day, we will also elaborate on a reference and evaluation framework for multilateral cooperation on tax and development to strengthen the revenue system of developing countries. This workshop will consist of an interdisciplinary mix of expertise in tax law, international political economy, global governance and international relations. The aim is to identify a proper framework to find out how the tax and development link can be addressed and evaluated, and how countries and governments could reinforce this link in light of the current and future initiatives in international tax law making.

Thijs Van De Graaf in TV-show "WATT" (1)
Friday 20 April 2018
Thijs Van De Graaf participates in and presents on the Canvas-show "WATT".

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