Mission Statement

The Office of International Affairs has primary responsibility in the Department of Energy for international energy cooperation in energy, science, and technology.

The Assistant Secretary for International Affairs (IA) advises the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and other relevant DOE leadership on strategic implementation of the United States’ international energy policy.  IA leads and develops the Department’s bilateral and multilateral R&D cooperation, including investment and trade activities, and represents the Department and United States Government in interagency processes, intergovernmental forums, and bilateral and multilateral proceedings that address the development and implementation of energy policies, strategies and objectives.


Theodore J. Garrish
Assistant Secretary for the Office of International Affairs
P. Wells Griffith, III
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of International Affairs
Andrea Waldman Lockwood
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, Middle East, Europe & Eurasia
Elizabeth Urbanas
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas

International Affairs News

Deputy Secretary Brouillette Hosts Fifth Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation
Participants from the U.S. included officials from the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
August 8, 2018
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5 Ways the U.S. is Partnering with the Indo-Pacific Region on Energy
New effort called Asia EDGE – Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy aims to strengthen energy security in the Indo-Pacific region.
July 30, 2018
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8th U.S.-EU Energy Council Meeting
The 8th U.S.-EU Energy Council meets in Brussels, Belgium, July 12, 2018.
July 30, 2018
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The United States and Israel Establish Joint Center of Excellence in Energy
Energy Rick Perry and Israeli Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz signed the agreement today at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
June 25, 2018
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Foreword: Global Energy Institute’s International Index of Energy Security Risk
This year’s International Index shows the U.S. was in 2016 the second-most energy secure country of the 25 large energy consuming countries.
June 21, 2018
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U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council
Government and private sector leaders from the U.S. and Mexico discussed bilateral trade within the energy sector between these markets.
June 15, 2018
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Department of Energy Launches Two New Clean Energy Initiatives at Ninth Clean Energy Ministerial
The Energy Department launched two new clean energy initiatives for nuclear and carbon capture at the ninth Clean Energy Ministerial in Copenhagen.
May 24, 2018
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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Chairman Francois Jacq of France’s CEA Sign Statements of Intent on Advanced Fast Neutron Sodium-Coo...
The signing ushers in a new era of DOE-CEA research and development (R&D) cooperation with enhanced collaboration.
April 26, 2018
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U.S. Department of Energy and Indian Department of Atomic Energy Sign Agreement for Neutrino Physics Collaboration
Agreement opens the way for jointly advancing cutting-edge neutrino science projects underway in both countries.
April 16, 2018
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CERAWeek 2018 US-Africa Energy Roundtable
Secr. Perry held a U.S.-Africa Energy Roundtable for CERAWeek 2018 to connect, build relationships, & commercial opportunities among U.S. companies.
March 7, 2018
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