5th Washington Oil & Gas Forum 2019 Distinguished Confirmed Speakers Include

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Margarita Assenova

Director, Jamestown Foundation, Contract Chair for Southeast Central Europe and South Caucasus Area Studies, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC

Margarita Assenova is Jamestown Foundation's Director of Programs and an Associate Scholar at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) in Washington, DC. She also serves as Contract Chair for Southeast Central Europe and South Caucasus Area Studies at the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State.

Assenova is a recipient of the John Knight Professional Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University for her reporting on nationalism and ethnicity in the Balkans.

Her latest books include Eurasian Disunion: Russia’s Vulnerable Flanks (Jamestown Foundation, 2016), a critical study on the Kremlin’s strategy of subversion in Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia, co-authored with Janusz Bugajski.  She is the principal editor and one of the authors of the edited volume Azerbaijan and the New Energy Geopolitics of Southeastern Europe (Jamestown Foundation, 2015). 

Assenova is the author of the groundbreaking report “Europe and Nord Stream 2: Myths, Reality, and the Way Forward” (CEPA, June 2018).