Dr. Kirsten Westphal

Dr. Kirsten Westphal


Research Division: Global Issues
Senior Associate

kirsten.westphal(at)swp-berlin.org

2003-2008 Assistant Professor at JLU Gießen for International Relations and Foreign Policy

1999-2002 Researcher at the JLU Gießen, Guest researcher at IRELA Madrid and Center for International Development and Environmental Relations (CIDER) JLU Gießen

1996-1998 PreussenElektra AG

Areas of Expertise:

Russian Federation, Energy policy, EU energy policy

Global Energy Issues and Security of Supply (Oil and Gas), Renewables, International Energy-Governance; Non-conventional Oil and Gas; EU Foreign Energy Relations with the US, Russia, Caspian Region, MENA and Emerging Powers Brazil, China, India and South Africa.


SWP-Papers (selection):

with Marco Overhaus, with Guido Steinberg

The US Shale Revolution and the Arab Gulf States

The Economic and Political Impact of Changing Energy Markets

SWP Research Paper 2014/RP 11, November 2014, 33 Pages
with Susanne Dröge

Shale Gas for a Better Climate?

The US Fracking Revolution Challenges European and International Climate Policy

SWP Comments 2013/C 25, August 2013, 8 Pages

Unconventional Oil and Gas – Global Consequences

SWP Comments 2013/C 12, March 2013, 8 Pages

Globalising the German Energy Transition

SWP Comments 2012/C 40, December 2012, 7 Pages

Security of Gas Supply

Four Political Challenges under the Spotlight

SWP Comments 2012/C 17, June 2012, 7 Pages

Publications (selection):

Energy in an Era of Unprecedented Uncertainty: International Energy Governance in the Face of Macroeconomic, Geopolitical, and Systemic Challenges

in: David Koranyi (ed.), Transatlantic Energy Futures: Strategic Perspectives on Energy Security, Climate Change and New Technologies in Europe and the United States, Center for Transatlantic Relations, 2011, pp.1-26.
with Thijs Van de Graaf

The G8 and G20 as Global Steering Committees for Energy: Opportunities and Constraints

in: Global Policy 2 (1), September 2011, pp. 19 -30
with Dries Lesage, with Thijs Van de Graaf

Global Energy Governance in a Multipolar World

Ashgate, Farnham 2010
with Dries Lesage, with Thijs Van de Graaf

G8+5 collaboration on energy efficiency and IPEEC

Shortcut to a sustainable future?

in: Energy Policy, December 2009, online

Germany and the EU-Russia Energy Dialogue

in: P. Aalto (ed.) The EU-Russian Energy Dialogue Europe's Future Energy Supply Aldershot/ Burlington: Ashgate, 2007, pp.93-118

Working papers (selection):

with Sybille Röhrkasten

IRENA and Germany's Foreign Renewable Energy Policy

Aiming at Multilevel Governance and an Internationalization of the Energiewende?

Working Papers FG 8, 2013/ 01, September 2013, 17 Pages

In the press:

The four great challenges for the European gas market

in: European Energy Review, 02.07.2012 (online)

News

Kirsten Westphal

Institutional change in European natural gas markets and implications for energy security: Lessons from the German case

in: Energy Policy, available online, 3 October 2014

 

Kirsten Westphal with Kacper Szulecki

The Cardinal Sins of European Energy Policy: Nongovernance in an Uncertain Global Landscape

in: Global Policy Vol. 5, Special Issue, October 2014, pp. 38-51

 

Kirsten Westphal with Stormy-Annika Mildner and Julia Howald

Tipping the Power Balance? The Shale Revolution and U.S. Foreign Policy

Transatlantic Academy Publications, 7 March 2014

 

Kirsten Westphal with Julia Howald and Stormy-Annika Mildner

What economies of shale for US foreign policy?

EU ISS Brief, No. 46, 6 December 2013

 

SWP Comments

Susanne Dröge, Gudrun Wacker
China’s Approach to International Climate Policy

Change Begins at Home


Susanne Dröge, Sonja Thielges
New Climate Leadership

“Yes we can ... after all” – the United States is caught between international ambitions and domestic challenges


SWP Research Papers

Marco Overhaus, Guido Steinberg, Kirsten Westphal
The US Shale Revolution and the Arab Gulf States

The Economic and Political Impact of Changing Energy Markets


Marianne Beisheim, Susanne Dröge
UNCSD Rio 2012

Twenty Years of Sustainability Policies – Now Put into Practice?