The Geopolitics and Energy Research Group

Dr. Lior Herman

The Geopolitics and Energy Research Group (GERG) mission is to promote and advance research on the interrelations between energy and geopolitics in a variety of directions, and from a multidisciplinary perspective. Led by Dr. Lior Herman, GERG brings together scholars at different stages of their academic career from several disciplines, ranging from international relations and geography to communication studies and conflict resolution research. The Group provides a platform for discussion, research and learning aimed at advancing studies, while serving as a conduit for the development of research grants, thus promoting the funding of further research. It serves as a forum facilitating a professional network among Israeli and international scholars, as well as professionals working in this field.
The Geopolitics and Energy Research Group
The Group conducted extensive research activities in 2017-18, particularly in the areas of renewable energy and social acceptability, energy geopolitics, energy in contested and divided cities, and energy regionalism. These research activities were supported by several major research grants won by GERG members. The group also engaged in international collaborations and held public activities, which included research and policy seminars with leading scholars and practitioners from Israel and abroad  (e.g. Sweden, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and the Netherlands). Throughout its public and  research activities, GERG has created a growing international network of some 150 members in Israel, Europe and beyond. Members in this network include academics, professionals, civil servants as well as civil society and other interested members.
Prof. Itay Fischhendler and Dr. Lior Herman represented the Davis Institute Energy Group at the
Technical University of Munich from June 30th to July 6th, and gave eight talks to faculty and students.