Laura Philipps has professional experience in climate and energy policy and from working in diplomatic missions to London and Moscow. She has specialised in energy and security policy and in EU-Russia relations. Her master’s thesis focuses on the implications of Nord Stream 2 on the future of intra-European relations, EU energy security and the role of Russian gas in the European energy market. She interned at the Embassy of Luxembourg in London (2014) and in Moscow (2016), which gave her insights into the respective countries’ internal and external policies. She also held summer jobs at the information and press division of the Luxembourg Government and completed an internship at the at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Currently, she is completing a year-long position (until May 2018) as research assistant at International Energy Transition GmbH.
Master’s thesis title
Nord Stream 2: A European trust-breaker? An assessment of the political and economic challenges around the contentious pipeline.