French ambassador on energy issues at the Baker Institute event | Rice News | News and Media Relations

HOUSTON – (March 4, 2022) – Philippe EtienneAmbassador of France to the United States, will discuss energy security, energy transitions and international relations at an event on March 10 hosted by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

In the midst of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, Etienne will offer a timely point of view on the energy issues now at the center of global relations. France holds the presidency of the Council of the European Unionfor whom the energy transition is an absolute priority.

Philippe Etienne, Ambassador of France to the USA

Etienne is an expert on the European Union and continental Europe. He held positions in Moscow; Belgrade, Serbia; Bucharest, Hungary; Bonn, Germany; Berlin and Brussels. He was also adviser to the cabinet of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs on several occasions.

Members of the news media are invited to join in the discussion and a Q&A session afterwards. Tickets to the event are exclusive to members of The Baker Institute’s Round table, Young Professionals Round Table and Energy Forum and Rice’s students Master of Global Affairs and Master in Energy Economics programs.

What: Baker Institute event, “Energy security, energy transitions and international relations: interview with His Excellency Philippe Etienne.”

WHO: Philippe Etienne, Ambassador of France to the United States; Ken MedlockSenior Director of the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies, will serve as moderator.

When: Thursday March 10; discussion 6-6:30 p.m. CST, media opportunity 6:30-6:45 p.m.

Or: James A. Baker III Hall’s Kelly International Conference Facility, Rice University. The press engagement will take place in room 114.

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Members of the news media wishing to attend should write to Avery Franklin, Rice Media Relations Specialist, at [email protected] or 713-348-6327.

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