conferences and topics (2024)

Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (Toledo)

Energy is a key player in international relations and business decisions have a major impact. In an increasingly interconnected world, energy resources have become critical points of interest and dispute between nations. Understanding these factors is crucial to address the contemporary world’s energy challenges and promote international security and stability. Join our “Geopolitics and Energy Security” conference and don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your knowledge! You can connect with expert Olga Khakova, Deputy Director of Energy Security at the Atlantic Council!


Olga Khakova Deputy
Director of European Energy Security at the Global Energy Center (GEC) of the Atlantic Council.

Olga Khakova is the Deputy Director of European Energy Security at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center (GEC), where she leads transatlantic cooperation to synchronize climate and energy security. She has spearheaded initiatives such as the GEC’s Innovation Stream and the Model COP26 competition, addressing these issues through high-level reports and conferences.

A prominent contributor to various media outlets, she is a frequent guest on major networks and has been published in reputable outlets. Previously,

Khakova coordinated programs at the US Energy Association and led initiatives such as the Western Balkans Electricity Market. She also directed programs at The Climate + Energy Project, focusing on clean energy advocacy and stakeholder engagement. Her expertise extends to organizing aviation security programs at Bombardier Aerospace and serving on the Board of Directors ofthe Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment. Khakova holds a Master of Science in Environmental Assessment from the University of Kansas.

Hector Martínez Sanchez-Mateos
Professor of Human Geography.

Hector Martinez Sanchez-Mateos, Associate Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, specialized in geography, transportation, and territorial planning. PhD. in Geography with outstanding cum laude. Experience as a visiting researcher at the University of Twente and the University of Oxford. Specialist in spatial analysis, transport, local transport planning and transport policy. Has participated in research and teaching projects at undergraduate and graduate level. Partner in a tourism services company. Extensive teaching experience since 2007. Validated knowledge and skills in research and development, as well as in the use of Microsoft Office.