You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of

Improving Energy Security by Understanding Populations’ Energy

Preferences and Beliefs in Estonia and Ukraine

Dr. Anna Ebers Broughel
Research Fellow at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Thursday, March 29th
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.


This event is part of IWP’s Women Executives in National Security (WENS) program.

About the lectureBased on a large-scale survey and a choice experiment, this presentation will discuss energy-related preferences and climate change beliefs in Western Estonia and Southern Ukraine. Special attention will be given to the issues of social acceptance of large wind energy projects, since the surveyed regions have a high potential for wind power development.

About the speaker: Dr. Anna Ebers Broughel is a visiting research fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she works at the Center for Global Sustainability. She has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Chair for Management of Renewable Energies at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland since 2014. At the University of St. Gallen, she was responsible for the Consumer Barometer of Renewable Energy, one of the largest annual surveys of Swiss energy consumers. Her other engagements included an international cooperation project with the universities from Switzerland, Estonia and Ukraine to improve energy security in Eastern Europe. Previously, she worked at a large commercial bank in Estonia, a solar research institute in Germany, and at SUNY-ESF and Syracuse University, where she defended her PhD in economics as a Fulbright Fellow.